Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Why do Brazilians speak Portuguese and not Spanish?

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  • 1 month ago

    That's easy enough to answer. Brazil was colonized by Portugal. Actually it was awarded to Portugal,  by the pope. This was In 1494. The Spa ish got half the world and the Portuguese for the other half

    Because part of the land of south America was east of a certain longitude, it was given to Portugal, not Spain.

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  • 1 month ago

    The Portuguese colonized the land that would become Brazil. It's the same reason why the US and Canada speak English instead of Spanish when most countries in North America speak Spanish. The British claimed the area.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because the Portuguese colonized Brazil.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Treaty of Tordesillas.

    • Don Verto
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      The Pope at that time gave the Spaniards and the Portuguese lands east or west of an imaginary line.

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  • Zirp
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    1 month ago
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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It was the Portiguese who colonised Brazil, not Spaniards,

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I have no idea.............

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    the country was founded by Portuguese explorers, not Spanish ones .............................

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  • 1 month ago

    People from Portugal got there first.

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