One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in Brazil) an indigenous person.
- ‘The study's intent is to reveal how the largely subsistence economies of the people of the river's mouth, the caboclos, illustrate a sustainable alternative to the rapacious nature of Amazonian development today.’
- ‘When he wishes to indicate people of American Indian physical type in the Reconcavo, he generally says caboclo.’
- ‘Starting in Manicore, they explored the neighboring areas in a rented speedboat, visiting riverbank settlements and showing photos of Little Fellow to the caboclos there, asking hundreds of people if they had ever seen any such monkey.’
- 1.1 A Brazilian of mixed white and indigenous or black and indigenous ancestry.
- ‘In 1940 there were 60 individuals living in a village located on the upper Cairari, but in 1948 the group consisted of barely 32 individuals, including a Brazilian caboclo married to an Indian woman.’
- ‘Jeanette was moved by the grace and dignity of the Brazilian caboclos who live along the river.’
- ‘This paper analyzes the festival from an anthropological perspective, suggesting its interpretation as a contemporary cultural movement that, while enhancing regional indigenous roots, expresses a positive statement of a Brazilian ‘caboclo,’ or mestizo, cultural identity.’
- ‘And he only partially addresses the broader economic pressures of poverty that caboclos face as the overall Brazilian economy continues along its uncertain path.’
Brazilian Portuguese, perhaps from Tupi Kaa-boc ‘person having copper-coloured skin’.
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