All About Brazil
About the Country
Brazil, being called one of the most diverse countries, has several different parts to their Ethnic Make-up. This goes from Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish (which makes up a bit over half of the population) to Japanese, Arab, Amerindian. The overall population is around 181 million, which makes up almost half of the population of South America.
The Religion + Culture
Approximately 80% of the current day population (181 million) is a part of the Roman Catholic faith. This is mostly because of the dense Portuguese population. Also, during the 16th, 17th and 18th century, Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. However, there are still numbers of indigenous people and immigrants who still speak their own tongues, but these are certainly among the vast minority. Overall, the culture in Brazil is still very strong due to the populace long ago, as the place is still very influenced by the habitants who lived there long ago.