The wood was similar to an East Indian variety called pau brasil, which was then popular in Europe for making cabinets and violin bows.Pau brasil (brazilwood), the first product to be exploited by the Portuguese in this new territory, is the origin of the country's name, Brazil.
Their fifteen minute chat was interrupted when he told her he was about to leave with friends.
She was kicking herself; and she suspected he must have been feeling the same too.
After all, he’d seemed so engrossed in her drunken stories about her time in Brazil that he MUST simply have forgotten to get her number, right? You see, what Brazilians say and what they mean are not always the same thing!
The Northeast has the greatest proportion of people of African descent, the South and Southeast are home to the bulk of Brazilians of European and Japanese ancestry, while indigenous peoples live largely in the North and Central-West.
Still, regional migration and extensive miscegenation (racial inter-breeding) has made Brazil one of the most racially diverse nations on earth.