In April 22, 1500, a fleet of Portuguese caravels, commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral, sighted the Brazilian mainland for the first time. Since then, a bond between Brazil and Portugal has been formed, and lasted for much longer than the colonization period.
Among many cultural heritages, the Portuguese language took root and became the official language of Brazil. Derived from Latin, Portuguese is the 5th most popular language in the world. Lusophone countries are present in all continents, except in Oceania.
Brazilian Portuguese is the name given to the variety of Portuguese spoken in Brazil. It is marked by different accents, vocabulary variations and expressions.