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  1. caboclo(Noun)

    A person of mixed Brazilian Indian and European or African descent


  1. Caboclo

    A caboclo or caboco is a person of mixed Indigenous Brazilian and European or a culturally assimilated person of full Amerindian descent. In Brazil, a caboclo is a specific type of mestiço. The term caboclo is said to come from the Tupi word kari'boka, meaning "deriving from the white". Thus its primary meaning is mestizo, "a person of part Amerindian and part European descent." But it may also be used to refer to any Indigenous Brazilian." The term Indian should not be confused with people originating from South Asia. Caboclos were the first Brazilian mestizos. The king of Portugal, D. Joseph I, encouraged marriages between whites and Indians in the 18th century. There was a wave of caboclos created during the time of rubber soldiers, when young, primarily white and mestiço Brazilian men were taken from Northeastern Brazil and brought into the Amazonian interior to harvest rubber. The men were never granted permission to leave, and thus married locally.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caboclo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caboclo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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