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People of Brazil

A stroll through any Brazilian town will show you this is one of the most racially mixed populations anywhere. The country was shaped not only by the Portuguese, who brought their religion and language, but also by millions of enslaved Africans, the native indigenous, and waves of European, Arabic, and Japanese immigrants. Most Brazilians include elements from several of these backgrounds in their cultural and ethnic heritage.

Taken from The Fodor's Travel – Brazil Today

Brazil is one of the most populated countries in the world with approximately 201 million people as of 2014. The largest city in Brazil is São Paolo with estimated population of almost 20 million. Rio de Janeiro is second with the population of almost 12 million. The official and the most widely language spoken by the people of Brazil is Portuguese.

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