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According to the article Reforms of Portuguese orthography, Portuguese and Brazilian philologists and institutions support unified language. Consequently, the basis for the request doesn't exist. --Millosh (talk) 00:00, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
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So, what is the real future of Portuguese? To the best of my knowledge, there have two parties, one Support spliting pt: to a Portugal one, and a Brazillian one, another Oppose it, and may supports implementing Language Converter (see phab:T28121). --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:51, 8 June 2016 (UTC)