Nheengatu - Native Brazilian Language
10 Reasons to stimulate the diffusion of knowledge in Nheengatu.
Nheengatu was once the most widely spoken language in Brazil in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the first language widely used throughout the Brazilian nation
Nheengatu defined the Brazilian accent in such a way, that Brazilians often pronounce the vowels strongly and use nasal sounds (unlike the Portuguese, who speak with a harsh, consonantal accent). Inheritance of the times when Nheengatu was the most widely spoken Brazilian language.
From Nheengatu were inherited more than 10,000 words in Brazilian Portuguese.
Nheengatu is a documented language, possessing its own grammar and several contemporary studies.
Nheengatu is an intelligible language for more than 4,000,000 people (including all the speakers of Guarani Paraguaia)
The Nheengatu shows a promising future, in recent times it registers a progression of speakers, with a considerable increase of new native blood.
The Nheengatu is taught in schools representing concern for the maintenance of indigenous culture.
Nheengatu has subjects in language graduations and Literature at USP.
The Nheengatu is an auxiliary language created and understood by all the indigenous languages of the Tupi-Guarani language tree
Being understood by other Tupi-Guarani languages, Wikipedia in nheengatu can promote the development of projects in other indigenous languages.