Other Language: Brazilian Portuguese

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The first video game about Other Language: Brazilian Portuguese was released in 1992.

Artifex Mundi, Feral Interactive and For Kids has published most of these games

Brazilian Portuguese is actually a diverse set of Brazilian dialects of Portuguese. Most translations focus on Fluminense, the main dialect spoken in Rio de Janeiro. But note that there are distinct dialects within this city as well.

Caipira is associated with the area of São Paulo. It is an often stigmatized dialect.
Cearense (Costa Norte) is associated with Ceará and Piauí with very minor variants between the two.
Baiano is spoken in Bahia, Sergipe, northern Minas Gerais and border regions with Goiás and Tocantins. Notable for being rhythmic.
Fluminense a diverse dialect associated with Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and neighbouring eastern regions of Minas Gerais.
Carioca a notable subset of Fluminense specific to the Greater Rio de Janeiro area. Carioca is sometimes inaccurately used as a synonym of Fluminense. It comes from a mix of a dialect spoken by Portuguese aristocracy and vernacular from rural dialects.
Gaúcho is associated with Rio Grande do Sul. It is heavily influenced by new world Spanish.
Mineiro is associated with Minas Gerais.
Nordestino is associated with Sertão currently. It was once incomprehensible to most Portuguese speakers but has recently been influenced by other dialects and therefore more comprehensible to outsiders.
Nortista (Amazofonia) is associated with the Amazon Basin. It is closer to European Portuguese than most.
Paulistano is associated with Greater São Paulo and classism. It is thought of as 'educated speech' by some.
Sertanejo is associated with the Center-Western states, Tocantins and Rondônia. It varies due to influence of neighboring dialects.
Sulista is associated with northern Rio Grande do Sul and southern São Paulo. The cities of Curitiba and Florianópolis have speakers this dialect that have a distinct accent.
Florianopolitano is associated with Florianópolis and is a European Portuguese influenced dialect spoken by some.
Arco do desflorestamento (serra amazônica) is associated with migrant workers of deforested areas.

At UVL, Brazilian Portuguese is contrasted to (but not exclusive of), European Portuguese

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