Geography

Brazilian culture formation


Indigenous culture

There were numerous contributions from the indigenous people to the cultural and social formation of Brazil. From an ethnic point of view, they contributed to the emergence of a typical Brazilian individual: the caboclo (white and Indian mestizo).

In the cultural formation, the Indians contributed with the vocabulary, which has innumerable terms of indigenous origin, such as pindorama, anhanguera, ibirapitanga, Itamaracá, among others.

With folklore, legends remained as Curupira, Saci-Pererê, Boitatá, Iara, among others.


Indigenous Inheritance


Brazilian folklore characters - indigenous heritage

The indigenous influence in Brazilian cuisine was more present in certain regions of the country, where some indigenous groups managed to take root, as in the northern region, where typical dishes are present, such as tucupi, tacacá and maniçoba.

Roots such as cassava are used to prepare flour, tapioca and beiju. Hunting and fishing utensils such as arapuca and puçá can also be mentioned. Finally, several other utensils were left as inheritance, among them the gourd, the trough, the nets, canoes, rafts and hunting and fishing traps.


Cleaning cassava roots used to prepare flour, tapioca and beiju


Rede - Indigenous Heritage