Why Portuguese is the Official Language of Brazil?

Answer Brazil sets itself apart from the rest of South America because the vast majority of its 200 million people speak Portuguese instead of Spanish. There are three major reasons for this.

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Why is Portuguese the major official language of Brazil?

Brazilians speak Portuguese because Portugal conquered the area that is today known as Brazil in the 16th century. Though Portuguese settlers and the indigenous population intermarried, Portuguese ... Read More »

What language was most commonly used in India when Hindi became the official language in 1965?

Information from the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Linguistics explains that prior to Hindi becoming India's official language, English was spoken in all of India's regions. Because ma... Read More »

How did the official language of Italy originate?

Italian is the official language of Italy. It and the many hundreds of dialects spoken in Italy are a Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin, "the colloquial language of the late Roman empire,"... Read More »

What is the official language in Bern, Switzerland ?

The official language of Bern is German, but the main spoken language is the Alemannic dialect called Bernese German.In 1983 the historic old town in the center of Bern became a UNESCO World Herita... Read More »