"Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil), is a country in South America. The country has the largest population of African descent outside of Africa."
"The blacks brought to Brazil were from different ethnicities and from different African regions. Gilberto Freyre noted the major differences between these groups. Some Sudanese peoples, such as Hausa, Fula and others were Islamic, spoke Arabic and many of them could readand write in this language. Freyre noted that many slaves were better educated than their masters, because many Muslim slaves wereliterate in Arabic, while many Portuguese Brazilian masters could not even read or write in Portuguese." Read more here / source