Did you know that Portuguese is spoken by 240 million people worldwide? The sixth most spoken language in the world, Portuguese is the official or co-official language of 10 countries in 4 continents: Europe (Portugal), South America (Brazil), Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea), and Asia (East Timor and Macau). Today, there are large and growing Portuguese and Brazilian immigrant communities in the U.S. Brazil, the fifth largest country and seventh largest economy in the world, hosted the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.
Why study Portuguese?
Explore your academic and career options with the Portuguese Major Guide.