Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to around 205 million people. The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, which is spoken by the majority of the population. However, there are also a number of other languages spoken in Brazil, including Spanish, English, French and German. Portuguese is the language of business and politics in Brazil, and is also widely spoken in education and the media. However, different regions of Brazil have different dialects of Portuguese, and there is also a considerable amount of variation in vocabulary and grammar between different Portuguese-speaking countries. This can make communication between Brazilians and other Portuguese speakers somewhat difficult at times. Spanish is also widely spoken in Brazil, particularly in the border regions with Spanish-speaking countries. English is also widely used as a second language, particularly in business and tourism.