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Native name: português ()
ISO Code: por


Well in excess of 200 million people in the world speak Portuguese as a native language and tens of millions more as a second/foreign language, making it one of the top world languages by the number of speakers. With that in mind, it is perhaps a bit perplexing that for a very long time Portuguese was considered almost like Spanish’s little brother and relatively few people in the Anglo-speaking North America were picking it as their first-choice foreign language to study. With the rise of Brazil as a global economic force, this is changing.

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