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Title: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: ArcaneRaven on 20 April 2018, 15:41:59
Please, can anyone tell me which faction in BT uses Portuguese as primary or secondary language? I only know of the Terran affiliation.
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: Decoy on 20 April 2018, 15:47:35
Basically, any you wish to. There are enclaves of various ethnicities in all successor states and most smaller nations.
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: Mendrugo on 20 April 2018, 15:54:08
Please, can anyone tell me which faction in BT uses Portuguese as primary or secondary language? I only know of the Terran affiliation.

Not an affiliation, per se, but there is a Portuguese ethnic minority on Poznan - a Capellan world circa 3025. 

Portuguese speakers are also on Itabaiana and Recife, but both of those worlds are specified as having been colonized by Brazilians, rather than colonists from Portugal.
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: Frabby on 21 April 2018, 02:49:11
Deep periphery, not Inner Sphere, but I'll mention it anyways:
Neo-Portogese is mentioned as one of the many languages that a monk on St. Jean is fluent in, as of 3050 (BattleCorps story Trial of Faith). He was from Hansa territory.
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: ArcaneRaven on 01 May 2018, 12:03:54
Thank you all very much!
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: kronovan on 12 May 2018, 15:15:38
The House Marik Handbook mentions Portuguese speaking people on Planet Fletcher in the Duchy of Oriente, Free Worlds League. IIRC they were mostly found in the archipelago of islands near that planets equator.
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: ArcaneRaven on 16 May 2018, 13:27:19
Thank you for that hint, kronovan. I couldn't find anything, though. Could you provide a page number, please?
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: kronovan on 17 May 2018, 16:38:26
Thank you for that hint, kronovan. I couldn't find anything, though. Could you provide a page number, please?

My bad, I was recalling my adds to the canon from my Duchy of Oriente campaign notes. There are Italian and Spanish speakers in the Duchy of Oriente, so I wrote in that people of Portuguese descent can be found in the Suva Archipelago of planet Fletcher, living among peoples of Italian and Spanish descent. I sometimes tend to get carried away with details in my campaigns, to the point that they get recalled as actual canon.   :))

While browsing my Federated Suns Handbook last night for some campaign fodder, I came across a reference to Portuguese. According to a brief entry on page 135 in the Society and Culture chapter, Portuguese speaking peoples are living in some of the worlds along the Capellan March.
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: Iracundus on 18 May 2018, 07:14:27
I wonder whether New Macao has any Portuguese speakers
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: Frabby on 18 May 2018, 08:17:40
Have to correct myself. Upon re-reading the story, the man speaking Neo-Portuguese as his native tongue came from Nueva Castile, not the Hansa territory.
Title: Re: Which affiliation uses Portuguese?
Post by: ChaoticTabris on 24 July 2018, 05:01:34
Technically it's not canon but Lord Alexander Madeira from the new HBS Battletech game is mentioned on a Kickstarter post as being of mixed egyptian and portuguese ancestry. He comes from the Guldra system which had it's population wiped out during the First Succession War. It could be implied that in the game's canon it was resettled and joined the Aurigan Coalition some time after that.

Darius Oliveira, the XO of the mercenary company on the same game is of mixed brazilian and cuban ancestry. He comes from the Artru system which is also part of the Aurigan Coalition.

That being said considering Battletech was made in the 80s by a mostly american team it tends to have a stronger presence of ethnicities americans are more familiar with. In a way this is good because writing about something you don't know usually leads to offensive or cringeworth results (as a brazilian i still can't get over the fate of Itabaiana being decided on a soccer match between the Combine and Clan Nova Cat). I do enjoy how HBS' Battletech changed that and it's part of the reason why i hope they make it canon.