a small grouping of nine islands owned by Portugal which reside in the Mid-Atlantic Drift. Of Volcanic origin and considered a colony even today. Under rigid socialist rule. Greatest islands are St. Michael and Terceira. Known vacation spot.Inhabitants origins tend to be primarily Portuguese however it features a large influence of jew, spanish, dutch, and french. Formal language is portuguese with an extremely different dialect sounding like a combonation of Spanish and Russian.
islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal
Faro in Algarve was sacked in 1595 by the English, who ravaged the Azores in 1596; and in many parts of the world English, French and Dutch combined to harass Portuguese trade and seize Portuguese possessions.