Mastering Portuguese will take from you 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 1 point.
Learning Tetum might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Portuguese in Members of the European Union, Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Macau, Verde Islands, São Tomé and Príncipe.
Number of native speakers is about 204,300,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 300,300,000. The biggest country in which Portuguese is used as a native language is Portugal.
Native speakers of Tetum are mostly from Indonesia and are about 500,000 people.
Tetum are spoken fluently by 550,000 people.
The language is spoken in Indonesia, Rote and West Timor East Timor.
Portuguese came from Romance branch of the Indo-European language family.
Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family is the origin of Tetum language.