What was the Portuguese influence on printing?

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What was the Portuguese influence on printing?
Answer:

  • The printing press first came to Goa with the Portuguese missionaries in the mid 16th century.
  • Jesuit priests learnt Konkani and printed several tracts.
  • By 1674, about 50 books had been printed in the Konkani and Kanara languages.
  • Dutch protestant in missionaries had printed 32 Tamil texts, many of them were translations of older works.