Not many people know that Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, one of the few Latin American countries where Spanish is not the official language. In fact, Portuguese is spoken in far-reaching parts of the globe, such as Goa (India), Macau (China), Guinea Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique, among other countries. So what are the origins of this language? How is it similar or different from Spanish? What makes Brazilian Portuguese different from European Portuguese? And why should we learn it?