|Native to||North-eastern Uruguay, near Brazilian border|
|Native speakers||24,000 (2013)|
Do people speak Portuguese in Uruguay?
It is one of the languages of Uruguay and residents of the northern parts of the country near the Brazilian border speak this language. The majority of speakers of this Uruguay language are found in Uruguayan city of Rivera.
Why do Brazilians speak Portuguese?
The reason Brazilians speak Portuguese is because Brazil was colonized by Portugal, but the history is a bit more complex. In the 15th century, Spain and Portugal were the “big guns.” Columbus had discovered America for Spain, while Portugal was advancing along the African coast.
What percentage of Uruguay speaks Portuguese?
56% of the reference population has knowledge of English, being the most widespread language, followed by Portuguese which reaches 29.7% and by French and Italian which reach 10%. Mandarin and German are also spoken in the country with estimates of 0.2% and 1.6% respectively.
Do people in Portugal speak English?
Approximately 32% of Portuguese people can speak and understand English, while 24% can speak and understand French. Despite Spanish being mutually intelligible in a sense that most Portuguese understand it written and/or spoken, only 9% of the Portuguese population can speak it fluently.
Why is Uruguay so rich?
Uruguay is the second richest country in South America, and that is largely because of its booming export business. The small South American country churns out tons of wool, rice, soybeans, frozen beef, malt, and milk.