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Most Spoken Languages in Brazil

After a lot of effort and searching I came up with this list. I haven't found nothing like this on internet and so I decided to post here and to share this interesting information. The list bellow contains the 15 most spoken languages in Brazil ordered by position, english name, number of brazilian speakers and total number of speakers. If you have more information or if you know another language spoken in Brazil with more speakers that it's not here, feel free to give us a hand! 15 Most spoken languages in Brazil by the number of brazilian speakers: 1)Portuguese (more than 205 M in Br - 234M total), 2)Brazilian German/Hunsrückisch and other brazilian dialects (1,5 M in Br- 132 M total), 3)Talian/Venetian (0.5 M in Br - 4 M total), 4) LIBRAS (aprox. 400k all), 5) Pomeranian (300k in Br - 301k total), 6) Ticuna (35k), 7) Guarani Kaiowá (20k), 8) Terena (19k), 9) Kaingang (18.5k), 10) Macushi (15k), 11) Guajajara (14k), 12) Xavante (13.3k), 13) Yanoman (11.7k in Br - 12.2k all), 14) Nheengatu (10.3k in Br - 18.3k total), 15) Ñandeva Guarani (10k - 16.4k all). Source: Ethnologue and UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger.

August 2, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/menino.leo

Shouldn't Pomeranian be count as a brazilian German dialect?

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CosmopolitaPF1

According to my research, Pomeranian is a different language. Its name comes from slavic and Pomeranian is a descendent of Low saxon while German (High German) comes from High saxon. I'm trying to contact pomeranian speakers to realize if Pomeranian and German are mutually Intelligible

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blurflux

Like with German and Dutch, probably the difference between Portuguese and Spanish at best, or Portuguese and Italian at worst.

August 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blurflux

Low German in general is closer to Dutch than what people usually think of as 'German'. It split before Low German was assimilated in terms of vocabulary and phonology.

August 3, 2019
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