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Division of Spanish and Portuguese

Dr. Alex McNair, Director

Spanish Portuguese Faculty

Spanish, spoken in over thirty countries by more than 400 million people, is the third or fourth most spoken language in the world. According to 2015 statistics, Spanish ranks second in the world when counting only native speakers. Portuguese, which shares 89% of its lexicon with Spanish, is spoken in a dozen countries by more than 200 million people and is the sixth most spoken language in the world.*

*Source: Ethnologue: Language of the World (2015)

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