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Brazilians are referred to by several other names throughout the
world, some of them may be pejorative, annoying, or insulting to some.
The list below (including the States and Cities) is
provided for completeness only, and intends no disrespect to anyone. Word in emphasis are Portuguese.
Other Names - tupiquim (mildly pejorative, depending on speaker, refers to one of Brazil's principal indigenous tribes)
Regions, States, and Cities
Northeast, Nordeste region, sertão - Nordestino, cabeça-chata (small head, pejorative), matuto (hick, pejorative) - Much of the nordestino population is descended from African slaves, who live in mostly rural, underdeveloped areas.
Southeast, Sud-este region - Sudestino
São Paulo - Paulista
South Sul region
Other Brazilian Territories
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