The Portuguese language in Brazil
Portuguese is one of the Romance languages of the Indo-European language family. There are more than 200 million native speakers, and it’s the official language of almost 20 countries, including Brazil, of course.
Etymologically, Portuguese extends back to Galician-Portuguese, which emerged on its own as a language in the early Middle Ages. With the formation of Portugal, it gained its status as a world language. With great geographical discovery and the Portuguese Empire’s colonization movement, Portuguese attained official language status in many regions of the world.
With the construction of the colonial empire, Portuguese came to Brazil, making it the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. Vast stretches of Brazilian coastline had already become Portuguese colonies by the early Middle Ages.
The Portuguese spoken in Brazil, however, gradually developed many unique characteristics that made it clearly distinguishable from the Portuguese spoken in other parts of the world. For example, it differs from the variant spoken in the European motherland through various modifications in the accent, as well as in its orthography and grammar.
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Brazilian Portuguese is spoken by Brazil’s more than 20 million inhabitants. If you have business or personal documents in Brazilian Portuguese that you would like translated into one of our 150 languages, or you need documents in English or another language translated into Brazilian Portuguese, you’ve come to the perfect place.
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Whether you need a legal agreement, pharmaceutical document, software, or a birth certificate translated into or from Brazilian Portuguese, we can accommodate you. We often provide notarized or certified translations for the USCIS and other official entities.
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