Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fun facts about Brasil

Here are details that some global travellers may want to know about Brasil. Brazil is the English spelling, Brasil is the Portuguese spelling, so I choose to honor that.( Some notable people from the regions are included in parentheses.)

Southeast- Sudeste
                        sudestino- a person from the Southeast.


Carioca~ a person who is from the city of Rio de Janeiro. 
(actress Regina Casé, actor Douglas Silva and actor Darlan Cunha)

Fluminense~ a person who is from the state of the Rio de Janeiro. ( actor Rodrigo Santoro)

niteroiense~a person who is a native of Niterói. Niterói is a city directly across the Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro.

Paulista~ a person who is a native of the state of São Paulo. 
(actor Paulo Goulart and singer/ composer Adoniran Barbosa) 

Paulistano~ a person who is from the city of São Paulo. (actress Alice Braga and actor Matheus Nachtergaele)

Mineiro~ a person who is from the state of Minas Gerais. 
( singer Clara Nunes and musician Celso Murilo)

Belo-horizontino~ a person who is from the city of Belo Horizonte. Belo Horizonte is the capital of Minas Gerais.

Espírito-santense~ a person who is from the state of Espírito Santo.

Vitoriense~ a person who is from the city of Vitória. Vitória is the capital of Espírito Santo. 

South- Sul

Paranaense~ a person who is from the state of Paraná. 
(actress Sonia Braga)

Curitibano~ a person who is from the city of Curitiba. Curitiba is the capital of Paraná. 

Curitibense~ another word for a person from Curitiba. 

Catarinense~ a person who is from Santa Catarina.

Florianopolitano~ a person who is from Florianópolis.

Rio-grandense-do-sul~ a person who is from Rio Grande do Sul. ( model Gisele Bündchen)

Gaúcho~ a person who is from Rio Grande do Sul.

Porto-alegrense~ a person who is from Porto Alegre. Porto Alegre is the capital of Rio Grande do Sul.


Northeast-Nordeste

                                   nordestino- a person from the Northeast.

sertanejo~ a person who is from the Sertão. The sertão is a region in the Northeast that is often dry. 

baiano~ a person who is from the state of Bahia. 
( singer/ musician Caetano Veloso)

Salvadorense~ a person who is from the city of Salvador. Salvador is the capital of Bahia. ( singer/musician Gilberto Gil)

soteropolitano~ another word for a person who is from  Salvador.

Alagoano~ a person who is from the state of Alagoas. 
( singer Djavan) 

Maceioense~ a person who is from the city of Maceió. Maceió is the capital of Alagoas.

Cearense~a person who is from the state of Ceará. 

Fortalezense~ a person who is from the city of Fortaleza. Fortaleza is the capital of Ceará.

Maranhense~ a person is from the state of Maranhão.

São-luisense~ a person who is from the city of São Luís. São Luís is the capital of Maranhão.

Ludovicense~ another word for a person who is from the city of São Luís.

Paraibano~ a person who is from the state of Paraíba.

Pessoense~ a person who is from the city of João Pessoa. João Pessoa is the capital of Paraíba.

Pernambucano~ a person who is from state of Pernambuco. 
(producer/ writer Guel Arraes and singer Alceu Valença)

Recifense~ a person who is from Recife. Recife is the capital of Pernambuco.

Piauiense~ a person who is from state of Piauí.

Teresinense~ a person who is from Teresina. Teresina is the capital of Piauí.

Rio-grandense-do-norte~ a person who is from the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

Natalense~ a person who is from Natal. Natal is the capital of Rio Grande do Norte.

Sergipano~ a person who is from the state of Sergipe.

Aracajuense~ a person who is from Aracaju. Aracaju is the capital of Sergipe.

Amazon

Acreano~ a person from the state of Acre.

Rio-branquense~ a person from Rio Branco. Rio Branco is the capital of Acre.

Amapaense~ a person from the state of Amapá.

Macapense~ a person from Macapá. Macapá is the capital of Amapá.

Amazonense~ a person from the state of Amazonas.

Manauense~ a person from the city of Manaus. Manaus is the capital of Amazonas.

Paraense~ a person from the state of Pará.

Belenense~ a person from Belém. Belém is the capital of Pará.

Rondonense~ a person from the state of Rondônia.

Porto-velhense~ a person from Porto Velho. Porto Velho is the capital of Rondônia.

Roraimense~ a person from Roraima. 

Boa-vistense~ a person from Boa Vista. Boa Vista is the capital of Roraima.

Tocantinense~ a person from Tocantins.

Palmense~ a person from Palmas. Palmas is the capital of Tocantins.

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