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Brazilian Culture: Home

An introductory guide to library and online resources for Brazilian Culture.

Welcome! Bem-vindo!

Official Seal of BrazilThis LibGuide offers a basic overview of library and external resources on Brazilian Culture. 

Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois Libraries is covered by the Literatures and Languages Library and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Library Collections and Services. The collection is spread across several libraries and storage locations. Contact Paula Carns for reference and research assistance in this area.

 Check out our guides to Portuguese Language and Portuguese Literature.


Languages of Brazil

Did you know that although Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, there are also 181 living languages in the country? This includes Brazilian Sign Language.

For a complete overview of languages (living and extinct) in Brazil, consult the Ethnologue report for Brazil.  Ethnologue also provides a useful map of the languages of Brazil.

São Paolo is home to the Museu da Língua Portuguesa.

Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Collections and Services


Antonio Sotomayor, PhD
Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
337A Main Library
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL  61801
Phone: (217)300-4812
Fax: (217) 333-2214
Email: asotomay@illinois.edu 

Paula Mae Carns, PhD
Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Literature
200 South Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801  U.S.A.
Phone: (217) 333-0076
Fax: (217) 333-2214
Email: pcarns@illinois.edu