Miranda Do Douro, street view

Miranda Do Douro, street view

The Mirandese language (mirandés or lhéngua mirandesa) is one of the two official languages of Portugal. It is an Astur-Leonese language that is spoken in an area in the northeast of Portugal. It is also its roots in Latin, as it was spoken in the Iberian Peninsula.

Mirandese is a descendant of the Astur-Leonese variety of the Vulgar Latin spoken in the Kingdom of León and has both archaisms and innovations that differentiate it from the modern varieties of Astur-Leonese spoken in Spain.

Language Map of Europe in Native Languages

Map of Europe, in Mirandes

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Miranda do Douro

Miranda do Douro Miranda do Douro’s Cathedral Details from the side entrance View From the Cathedral to the front square Spain, seen from the Cathedral Read more...

Burro Sanctuary

Donkeys from Miranda × A friend of the site sent an article about a Donkey Sanctuary in the lands of Miranda do Douro, as well as these photos. You can learn more about protecting the donkeys in this Facebook page Read more...