Brazil

By: Carolina Ufret

Flag

The yellow on the flag stands for gold. The green stands for trees and the blue stands for the sky.

The stars on the flag all stand for a different Brazilian state.

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Language

Brazil's language is Portuguese. Brazil is the only country in the whole South America that speaks Portuguese. Portuguese is a Romance language. There are 10'000 words in the Portugese language.


Hello-Oi (oy)

Goodbye–Tchau (chow)

Please-Por favor

Thank you-Obrigado (oh-Bree-GAH- do)

Yes– Sim (Seeng)

No– Não (Nowng)

Food

Dinner usually includes rice, beans, and pork. Snacks can be potato chips, candy, and sometimes ice cream. Children also like sandwiches.

Traditions/Holidays

The holidays in Brazil are Easter, Christmas, and Children's day. During easter kids hunt for eggs and eat candy. On Children's day parents buy their kids presents. For Christmas people sometimes put up nativity sets.
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Religion

Brazil is a strong Roman Catholic country. Once nearly 95% of the population claimed membership in the church. However, membership has dropped. Other churches have grown.


Roman Catholic- 64.9%

Protestant- 22.3%

None- 8.0%

Spiritualist- 2.2%

Other- 1.4%

Other Christian- 0.7%

Unspecified- 0.4%

Music/Arts

Brazilians love music and arts. Brazilians dress up and dance to the beat of samba music. Brazil's national anthem was written in the year of 1832 and it was adopted in the year of 1922.

Hero

Brazil National Hero is Tiradentes. Tiradentes got his nickname "which means tooth-puller," from his early work as a dentist.

He became an officer in the military. When Brazil got independence Tiradentes was remembered as a hero.

Weather

In Brazil it is mostly tropical, but the seasons are opposite than the ones in the Northern Hemisphere. Rainfall is over 100 inches in some places, but average is about 80 inches in the Amazon Basin.

Geography

Every country in South America touches Brazil, except Ecuador and Chile. Brazil is slightly smaller than the United States. It is 3.3 million square miles vs. the United States which is 3.8 million square miles. There are several geographical regions in Brazil, but the most important ones are the Amazon River basin in the north, and the Brazilian highland in the east, south, and center. The Amazon and its connected rivers form the largest river in the world.
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Bibliography

school.eb.com

online.culturegrams.com

worldbookonline.com

go.galegroup.com

YouTube.com