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  1. Caipira

    The Caipira (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajˈpiɾɐ] (listen)) are an ethnic group native to Paulistânia, a cultural area in Brazil. The term "Caipira", of origin in the Paulista general language, probably influenced by the terms "kai'pira", "ka'apir", "ka'a pora" or "kopira", from the Tupi language, originally designates, since Brazilian colonial times, the inhabitant of the countryside, the "bush cutter". The caipira reached, mainly, due to the cycle of bandeirism and tropeirism, populations of the former Captaincy of São Vicente (later the Captaincy of São Paulo), which today are the states of Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Rondônia and Rio Grande do Sul, as well as parts of south of Rio de Janeiro state, such as Paraty, which was part of São Paulo until 1727 and parts of Uruguay that were disputed with Spain. The term "Caipira" is often used in Brazil in a pejorative, ethnocentric and stereotyped way for populations of the rural areas (mainly in the central and southern regions of the country), as in the book Urupês by Monteiro Lobato, where the Caipira is portrayed as an "old plague", "parasite caboclo", "parasite of the earth", "unimportant people", "seminomadic", "unadaptable to civilization", "urumbeba", etc. (akin to "rube", "yokel", "hillbilly" and "country bumpkin", in the English language), with synonyms like matuto and jeca, but it can also be used as a self-identifier without negative connotations (akin to "melungeon"). In the traditional June Festivals (Festas Juninas), people are dressed in simple countryside attire, generally stereotyped as representing the Caipira people.


  1. caipira

    Caipira is a term used in Brazil to refer to the rural or countryside population, particularly those living in the interior regions of the country. It is often associated with a traditional lifestyle, agricultural activities, and cultural traits specific to rural communities. The term can also encompass specific dialects, music, cuisine, and customs associated with caipira culture.


  1. Caipira

    Caipira is a Brazilian Portuguese term used to designate inhabitants of rural, remote areas of some Brazilian states. It can be considered pejorative when used to describe others, but it can also be used as a self-identifier without negative connotations. In the traditional festas juninas people who are not otherwise considered as such dress up as stereotypical Caipiras. It is also used as a name for a group of dialects of Portuguese in the states of São Paulo and neighboring areas in Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, the south of Minas Gerais, and part of Paraná. By extension, the term caipira can also be applied to the different cultural manifestations of the caipiras, such as their music. The diminutive form derived from the caipira noun, caipirinha, is known as a cocktail worldwide.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caipira in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caipira in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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