In Portuguese, Brasil; its citizens are Brasileiros or Brasileiras depending on gender. A year later, Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci sailed to Brazil on a voyage commissioned by the Portuguese crown and returned home with a cargo of hard, reddish wood. The wood was similar to an East Indian variety called pau brasil, which was then popular in Europe for making cabinets and violin bows. Because of its size and diversity, Brazil is one of the nations most deserving of the name "land of contrasts.
Some linguists argue that Galicianspoken in Galiciais merely a dialect of Portuguese rather than an independent language; this would make northwestern Spain a part of the Portuguese-speaking world.
Macau is not a sovereign nation. The use of the Portuguese language in this country is limited. However, a Portuguese-based creole language, Annobonese Creoleis used, mainly on islands of Annobon and Bioko.
Spread of Portuguese[ edit ] During a period of Portuguese discoveries and through a large colonial empirethe language was spread to areas in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Portuguese-based creole languages also developed during this era.
Today, Portuguese continues to thrive outside the Lusophone world through the presence of large expat communities of BraziliansPortugueseCape Verdeansand Angolans found throughout the world.
Portugal[ edit ] Portuguese is spoken as a first language in Portugal by nearly all of the nation's Modern Portuguese started developing in the early 16th century[ clarification needed ]. Rest of Europe[ edit ] The Galician languagespoken natively in Galicia, Spainis a dialect of Portuguese, according to many linguists, which makes nothwestern Spain a lusophone region.
Portuguese-speaking immigrants from Portugal, Brazil, Portuguese-speaking Africa and Macau have also settled in Andorra around 15 speakersBelgiumFrance around speakersGermany, LuxembourgSpain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Portuguese has also served as a lingua franca between the various ethnic groups in Brazil and the native Amerindian population  after the Jesuits were expelled from every Portuguese territory and the languages associated with them prohibited.
Portuguese is the first language of the overwhelming majority of Brazilians, at The vast majority of Brazilian characteristics are also found in some rural, remote Portuguese registers[ clarification needed ] or the African and Asian ones, indicating an Old Portuguese feature lost in Europe while nearly all distinctive European characteristics can be found in any major dialect of Brazil such as fluminense, specially its carioca sociolect, and florianopolitanodue to a stronger or more recent Portuguese and other European immigration.
Migration from Brazil also led to a great number of Portuguese speakers in the Southern Cone especially Uruguay with portunhol da pampaParaguay see brasiguayosother regions of South America especially Bolivia except Venezuela, Japan see Brazilians in Japanand dekasegiofficial numbers do not include second generation Portuguese speakers and naturalized citizensSouth Korea, the Philippines see Brazilians in the Philippinesand Israel see Aliyah from Latin America in the s.
Rest of South America[ edit ] Although Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in South Americait has the largest population, area and economy on the continent. Thus, the South American trade bloc Mercosul uses Portuguese alongside Spanish as its working languages.
The Portuguese in Brazil When the Portuguese arrived in Brazil in , their situation as colonialists was very different from that of Spain in Mexico and Peru. They did not find an advanced civilisation with hoards of precious metals for plunder, or a social discipline and organisation geared to provide steady tribute which they could appropriate. Urban architecture in Brazil owes much to the legacy of Portuguese colonialism. Cities such as Ouro Prêto and Rio de Janeiro grew in importance long before industrialization had brought the factory or the automobile to Brazil. Ayana is translated into 29 languages using Weblate. Join the translation or start translating your own project.
A Spanish influenced Portuguese dialect is spoken in the northern Uruguayan border area with Brazil. Given the proximity and trading relations between Portuguese speaking Brazil, and its respective Spanish speaking nations, Portuguese is offered as a foreign or obligatory second language course at most schools in UruguayArgentinaParaguayVenezuela and Bolivia.
In Venezuela and Guyanathere are communities of Portuguese immigrants mostly Madeirans and their descendants who speak Portuguese as their native language.The Inconfidência Mineira was not the only rebellious movement in colonial Brazil against the Portuguese. Later, in , "The Legacy of Dutch Brazil".
New York: Cambridge University Press, Colonial history of Brazil in Languages: Portuguese (official), Tupí Austral, Nheengatu, many indigenous languages. Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil [pohtʊˈɡez dʊ bɾaˈziw] or português brasileiro [pohtʊˈɡez bɾaziˈle̯ɪ̯ɾʊ]) is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil.
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Learn Portuguese in Brazil. Full immersion intensive language courses offered by private. Legacy Tree Genealogists works with researchers from across the globe to access records for our clients.
We asked Walter, onsite in Brazil, to share his experiences with genealogy research in Brazil. Genealogical research in Brazil can be an exciting undertaking. Although millions of slaves were forcibly transported from Africa to Brazil, the languages the slaves brought with them remain little known.
Most studies have focused on African contributions to Brazilian Portuguese rather than on the African languages themselves.
This book is unusual in focusing on an African-descended language. Translation for 'legacy' in the free English-Portuguese dictionary and many other Portuguese translations.