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What is Brazil's official language?

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January 07, 2010 7:27PM

Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. In 2003 Nheengatu, an indigenous language of South America, was granted co-official status with Portuguese in the municipality of Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira [St. Gabriel of Waterfall]. Sao Gabriel is on the north shores of the Rio Negro [Black River] in the Region of Cabeca do Cachorro [Dog's Head] in the state of Amazonas. Sao Gabriel is the northernmost city of Amazonas.