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Brazil

Constitution as of 5 October 1988.

Article 13

    Portuguese is the official language of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
Article 210
    2. Regular elementary education shall be given in the Portuguese language and Indian communities shall also be ensured the use of their native tongues and their own learning methods.

Article 231

    Indians shall have their social organization, customs, languages. creeds and traditions recognized, as well as their original rights to the lands they traditionally occupy, it being incumbent upon the Union to demarcate them, protect and ensure respect for all of their property.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution of Brazil is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.


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