As it spreads its messages of global memory, online empowerment and participative democracy, the New7Wonders of Nature website continues to embrace the world’s major languages. Portuguese and Italian have just been added, which is good news not just for fans of of Iguazu Falls, the Amazon, Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) and Vesuvius, but for everyone who would like to vote using both languages.
Portuguese is the language of Brazil, and an official language of the European Union, the Organisation of American States and the African Union. It has around 273 million speakers making it the fifth-most spoken language in the world. Italian is spoken as a mother tongue by 65 million people in the European Union, and as a second language by 14 million people in countries such as Switzerland, Albania, San Marino, Vatican City, Monaco, Croatia, Libya, Eritrea and Somalia.
Which languages will follow Portuguese and Italian on new7wonders.com? Vietnamese and Indonesian are next.