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BRAZIL By: Victoria Cox & Haley Morris • Brazil was officially discovered in 1500, when a fleet commanded by Portuguese diplomat Pedro Alvares Cabral, on its way to India, landed in porto seguro between Salvador and rio de janeiro. • HDI: relasonship between work and human development • GDP growth rate: 9.9% • NIR: 9% (birth- death rates) • Total population: 2015; 204,519,398 • Literacy rate: males= 97% females= 99% MUSIC • The field of Brazilian popular music can be traced back to the 1930s, when radio spread songs across the country. Popular music included instruments like cuicas, tambourines, frying pans, flutes, guitars and the piano. The most famous singer, Carmen Miranda, eventually became an internationally-renowned Hollywood film star. Her songwriter was Ary Barroso, one of the most successful songwriters in early Brazil, along with Lamartine Babo and Noel Rosa. FOOD • Feijoada is a thick stew made from black beans, pork knuckles, beef tripe, greens and spices. Available in every region of the country, this hearty soup includes all of the traditional Brazilian ingredients. LANGUAGE *Portuguese is the official language in Brazil. Over 220 million people worldwide speak this language. portuguesa belongs To the romance branch Of-The indo European *Portuguese evolved from the medieval language, known today by linguists as Galician-Portuguese or Old Portuguese or Old Galician, of the northwestern medieval Kingdom of Galicia, the first among the Christian kingdoms after the start of the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula. *eye- oloh *nose- nariz *ear-orelha *mouth- mouth *head- cabeca Popular Tourist Attractions • Ouro Preto One of Brazils best preserved colonial towns. Ouro Preto means “Black Gold”, which is what was founded at the end of the 17th century. • Rio Carnival These carnival celebrations are on every corner of Brazil. The best known takes place in Recife and is hosted together with Olinda and Salvador. The biggest most famous is in Rio de Janeiro. The carnival attracts over 2 million people each day and almost half a million foreigners during the 4 day celebration. • Christ the Redeemer The most famous statue of Jesus, located in Rio de Janeiro.it is located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain. The statue stands 39.6meters tall including its 9.5meter pedestal.