AP Human Geography 4.4 Intro to Geography

AP Human Geography 4.4 Intro to Geography. Why do toponyms in Brazil have Portuguese origins?

APAP Human Geography
Cultural Patterns and ProcessesConcepts of Culture
Cultural Variations by Place and Region
GeographyGeographic Patterns and Characteristics
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when we're thinking about new world toponyms aka

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place names it's always helpful to think about the history of those places as we [Nurse with the planet Earth]

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know the new world is the Americas and the history of the Americas is very

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deeply tied to colonialism otherwise known as the European tradition of

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arriving somewhere and then taking a whole bunch of stuff that they liked [Man collecting apples from tree]

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while the Spanish conquered most of Latin America so naturally we find a lot

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of Spanish toponyms there however Brazil was conquered by Portugal not Spain

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what's more it's important to remember that the naming of places has a lot more [Portuguese soldiers carrying Portugal flag]

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to do with who did the conquering with their guns and their flags than with any

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kind of cultural or religious solidarity with those conquerors so the answer that

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best captures all that well it's C - Brazil is conquered by Portugal and

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reflects this colonial heritage in its toponyms, so if you go to Brazil you'll

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probably pick up a few words in Portuguese though if you spend your entire [Boy reading Portuguese to English dictionary]

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trip in the library you might be vacationing incorrectly