EUROPEAN, AFRICAN AND INDIAN INFLUENCES IN BRAZILIAN PEOPLE BEHAVIOURS
In such a big country, with so many cultural influences as Brazil, this is not strange. It’s a direct consequence of the way the different original cultures blended: the European (namely Portuguese), the African (mostly from the sub-Saharan west coast’s culture) and the Indian (the Tupi, the Guarani, the Gê, the Arwak, the Cari, and other groups). The Europeans brought, with them, the force that has imposed the language, the Christian faith, etc. But the Portuguese also brought the culture of their slaves, the black African culture of Angola and other sub-Saharan regions, with its religion, its music, its joy of life – a culture that would shape the Brazilian spirit in an unexpected strong way, much more profound than in North America.
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