Brazil

The origin of the country name Brasil (with Z in English) is that Portuguese explorers found trees with a red hue which was then called Pau-Brasil (in Portuguese “pau” is […]

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Indigenous Languages

Since the discovery of Brazil by the Portuguese, the tribes speak Tupi-Guarani were assimilated by the Europeans. Other were called Tapuia – which meant something like “enemy”. The Tapuias were […]

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Arara Canindé

The Arara Canindé (Ara ararauna), also known as the Blue-and-Yellow Macaw or Blue-and-Gold Macaw, is a member of the group of large Neotropical parrots known as macaws. It breeds in forest  […]

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Rapadura

Rapadura is an unrefined product, typical in northeast of Brazil, which is basically a solid piece of candy obtained from the boiling and evaporation of sugar cane juice. Available mostly […]

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Tapioca

Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the Mandioca native to the Amazon and found anywhere in Brazil. Tapioca is a word derived from tipi’óka, for this starch […]

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Arara-azul-de-lear

The Arara-azul-de-lear (Anodorhynchus leari) – Macaw of Lear is a bird in the Psittacidae family, originally found in the Caatinga biome forests, rarely seen and their conservation status is critical. […]

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Florianópolis

Florianópolis in the island of Santa Catarina is one of the historical coastal cities in Brazil ever since the 16th century when not only Portuguese, but French, English and Spanish […]

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Indigenous Land

According to the Brazilian law, indigenous land is the land traditionally occupied by Indians,   permanently inhabited and used for its production activities, essential to the preservation of environmental resources necessary […]

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