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Brazil Culture & language

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Brazil is a devout catholic country which was a Portuguese colony for about 300 years. The Portuguese not only was able to rule the country but had infused their culture, language and traditions in to the colonists. Another factor, which influences Brazilian culture in a huge way, is the African population who were brought as slaves. But Brazil however was able to retain the age old Indian traditions of South America. The unique blend of various cultures, traditions and customs has given Brazil its very exclusive characteristics. The inter marriage amongst various communities results in beautiful culture, which Brazil possess.

Like most parts of the world, families play a very important part in the Brazilian society. The economic divide in Brazil is quite visible as wealth is concentrated in few hands. It is important to dress nicely while going for an interview or a party as clothes and appearance are quite important in this society. Face to face interview of the English teachers in Brazil is preferred as in this country direct communication is appreciated.

Brazil Language
The official language of the country of Brazil is Portuguese. This is a result of three centuries of colonial rule that this country endured. Though Portuguese is the main languages many expatriates from various parts of the world use their languages. Brazil is proud of its huge population of Japanese and South Koreans. Some Indian languages like Tupi, Carib, Arawak and Ge are also present in Brazilian lingua.