Why do people in Brazil speak German?

“Brazilian German” is strongly influenced by Portuguese and to a lesser extent by Italian dialects as well as indigenous languages. German dialects and Germanic languages are particularly strong in Brazil’s South and Southeast Regions.

Is German an official language in Brazil?

Portuguese is the official and national language of Brazil and is widely spoken by most of the population.

Languages of Brazil
Immigrant German, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, English, Chinese
Foreign English, Spanish, German, Italian

Why don’t they speak Spanish in Brazil?

Brazilians speak Portuguese and not Spanish. … In an attempt to stymie its rival, Spain sought support from the pope, Spanish-born Alexander VI. He created a line of demarcation to divide the nations’ claims as part of the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494.

Which language is spoken most in world?

English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest. Mandarin Chinese is the largest language in the world when counting only first language (native) speakers.

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