Portuguese in the Internet


SEPREPI, an international workshop about Portuguese in the Internet, organized by OBDILCI and UNESCO CHAIR ON LANGUAGE POLICIES FOR MULTILINGUALISM, standed on the PPI project (a study about Portuguese on the Internet conducted by both organizations), and proposed a strategic analysis of the place occupied by Portuguese in a multilingual Internet, in light of the aim of universal access to cyberspace proposed in UNESCO documents. It presented and discussed the needs and contributions of Portuguese-speaking countries and societies in this context, with the aim of establish a set of recommendations for the strategic development of the presence of the Portuguese language on the Internet. The report and presentation of the results of the PPI project are linked in the following SEPREPI information page (in Portuguese).


The updated results of the PPI project have been exposed in the OEI organized International Conference on Spanish and Portuguese languages, CILPE2023, Asuncion, 24/5/2023, in the “LANGUAGES, COMMUNICATION, INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION AND DIVERSITY” Thread, Languages and digital space Session

REALP 2022

The updated results of the PPI project have been presented in XXIII Meeting of REALP (Rede de Estudos Ambientais de PaĂ­ses de LĂ­ngua Portuguesa), in Tomar, Portugal, 11-15/10/2022, and published in the Proceedings (CiĂŞncias da Sustentabilidade em LĂ­ngua Portuguesa…POR MARES NUNCA DANTES NAVEGADOS…), pages 46-57.

Indicators for the Presence of Languages in the Internet

In 2017, we devised a new approach that could help to better follow the progress and prevalence of languages online. Using this approach, we were able to identify meaningful indicators outlining the presence of 343 languages on the Internet.