Rio de Janeirois
2nd largest city in Brazil
largest holiday in Brazil
more populated than all of the other South American countries combined
What year did the Portuguese explorers come to Brazil?
1st people in Brazil
What did the Portuguese grow on their plantations?
hunting, fishing, and small-scale farming
What was the American Indian's way of life based on?
forests along the Atlantic Coast
Where were plantations located?
Africans, American Indians, and Portuguese
What are the three main groups of people in Brazil?
mining boom, the southeast, they discovered gold and gems
late 1600s and early 1700s- what, where, and why
What does southeastern Brazil mainly produce?
1822 from Portugal
when did Brazil gain independence from who?
they were the ______ country in the Americas to gain independence
1/2 from what descent?
European and African
40% of people are of mixed....descent
largest ______ population out of that country
70% are what religion
largest population of this religion in the world
the combined beliefs and practices of African and Indian religions with christianity
black beans and meat stew
African seafood dish
a giant urban area that includes surrounding cities and suburbs
the most populated region
5th largest city in the world
Rio de Janeiro
capital of Brazil from 1822-1960
lots of droughts
beaches attract tourists
old colonial cities attract tourists
Why did the Portuguese move to Brazil?
before it was governed by elected officials, what was the government?
Brazilians celebrate Carnival before _____
Population was 2 million, but was only designed for 500,000
population of 1 million
northern part of Brazil
logging, mining, and new roads are bringing development into this region