Central northeastern Portuguese

Central northeastern Portuguese
Dialeto nordestino central
PronunciationPortuguese pronunciation: [diaˈlɛtʊ nɔɦdɛʃˈtĩnʊ sẽˈtɾaw]
Native toRio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco (except Recife metropolitan area and Zona da Mata), Ceará (South and South-Central, region also known popularly as "Cariri"), Bahia (North and North-Central, in the São Francisco River Valley), southeastern of Piauí and southwest of Maranhão
Native speakers
about 54 million[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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The central northeastern dialect of Brazilian Portuguese (Portuguese: dialeto nordestino central) is a dialect spoken in the central part of the Northeast Region, Brazil, in all the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Alagoas and Sergipe, much of the state of Pernambuco (except for the Zona da Mata and the Recife metropolitan area), north of Bahia, south of Ceará, southeastern of Piauí and a few regions of Maranhão. It has roughly about 53,078,137 native speakers and varies within the region. This dialect shares similarities between north coast, Baiano and Recifense dialects.

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