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    A nossa associação, ou seja, a Associação de Professores para a Educação Intercultural fez agora, em Setembro de 2003, dez anos. Surgiu ligada a um projecto que existiu no tempo em que o Engenheiro Roberto Carneiro era Ministro da Educação, que foi sem dúvida, para mim, mas também sou duvidosa ao afirmar isto porque ele foi meu professor e eu gosto imenso dele e surgiu praticamente porque ele começou a preocupar-se com estas situações dos filhos dos imigrantes que vinham das ex-colónias e

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    remember listening to my father tell me stories about New England. My favorite story was about the explorers and how they came to find New England. He told me that there was a nautical map that dates back to 1424 which depicted New England and that a Portuguese Sailor, Dualmo, arrived in New England in 1487, five years prior to Christopher Columbus whom supposedly was the first man to discover New England. My parents and I were the last in my immediate family to travel to New England. My grandfather

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    Portuguese exploration as early as the 1400’s plays the biggest role in the widespread of Portuguese cuisine around the world today. Although the purpose of Portuguese exploration had absolutely no goal of obtaining a universal food market in a multitude of different countries and continents it did lead to such a circumstance. It’s a conception that most people think is irrational and continues to stay under the radar, yet there is enough evidence to support every argument about it. Portuguese sailors

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    Portuguese colonial ambitions in Asia and Russian territorial expansion have led to the establishment of two impressive empires. After a brief historical presentation, the essay will show that the Portuguese dominions formed a trading empire, clearly rooted in the drive for profit, while Russian expansion was rather motivated by political reasons. It will however show that both imperial expansions also present similar patterns: the importance of economic factors (even if less visible in the rise

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    Portuguese Immigration to Canada

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    The Portuguese immigrated to Canada around the 19th century. It all started in the year 1953, when a group of Portuguese pioneers immigrated to Canada (Moura, 2003). Once the first couple of Portuguese pioneers crossed the ocean to immigrate into Canada, others followed and sort of started a wave. However, in 1957 a volcano erupted, known as the Capelinhos, which end up making Portuguese families and pioneers move to North America (Morrison & James, 2009), because the living conditions had changed

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    How to Survive Portuguese Taxi Ride Less than twenty-four hours after arriving in Portugal, I was introduced to my first taxi ride. I was traveling with a native Portuguese girl, Sandra Batista. Sandra called a taxi to take us to our home. I hadn't, yet, experienced a taxi ride in Portugal. I had heard how dreadful these rides can be, especially the first time. "Consider yourself forewarned," a friend had cautioned a few minutes before I boarded the plane. He was, of course, referring

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    define and all pervasive. So, through this assignment, we were choose the culture of Malaysian Portuguese. There were big resources is from Portuguese Settlement, Malacca. When 7 July 2008, the historic centre of Malacca was inscribed on the World Heritage List with George Town, the capital of Penang. In April 1511, Alfonso de Albuquerque set sail from Goa to Malacca. This is started the life of Portuguese until nowadays. In Malacca, we can found out some unique fishing village. The residents in the

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    For over 500 years Mozambique was under complete Portuguese domination, which left the Mozambican economy underdeveloped and distorted. In general, Portuguese colonization was characterized by brutal use of coercive force to extract goods and service to the indigenous people impacting greatly on the relations and production within the Mozambique society. Compared to other European nations, Portugal had many economical and human limitations, giving the imperativeness of effective occupation advocated

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    Vasco da Gama's Exploration of India and Portuguese Voyages of Discovery When asked which nation contributed the most to sea exploration in the fifteenth century, the obvious answer is Spain. What if there were another nation, a nation whose contributions were far more than landing one continent? What if there was a nation that in only 100 years managed to sail in every ocean, every major sea, touched every continent except Antarctica and possibly Australia, and were the first Europeans to land

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    Meadows Mrs. Gibson English January 28, 2015 Sonnets From The Portuguese In "Sonnets From The Portuguese", Elizabeth Barrett browning uses all kinds of literary devices including imagery and poetic elements such as metaphorical phrases, it even goes outside the boundaries of a normal sonnet, still using these devices to translate her passionate feelings. While Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's "Sonnet 43" from Sonnets from the Portuguese is an Italian sonnet like the others in this collection that makes

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    Portuguese Culture

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    languages of the world the sixth most spoken worldwide in fact (The Portuguese Language). As a child born in the Azores, and then immigrating here, I have been able to keep my culture alive despite the difference of culture here. Mostly because of my parents traditional ways being etched deeply into me to not forget where I came from. Throughout my life I seemed to be affected by the culture from outside the household but my Portuguese culture seemed to stick with me regardless. The other cultures seemed

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    I immersed myself in the Portuguese Culture. I have a friend that is very proud of his Portuguese culture, and he has always wanted me to try the traditional foods his grandmother makes. I never took him up on that offer because the food always seemed different then what I am used to, plus I am a picky eater. But, this project gave me the perfect chance to take him up on the opportunity to try traditional Portuguese foods and have an enriching conversation with Portuguese Americans. This cross cultural

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    traditional religion. The kings of Kongo did not try to replace previous beliefs and practices with Christianity, nor did they simply mask their traditional religion, but rather they incorporated Christian doctrines, rituals, and some aspects of Portuguese Christian culture such as literacy and medicine, into the framework of the traditional Kongolese lifestyle. Three ways by which we can evaluate the Catholicism that developed in the kingdom of Kongo are through examining how the Kings’ personal

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    Resistance to Imperialism and the Zulu War

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    based mainly on conversion, the Islamic armies never penetrated deeply into sub-Saharan Africa. In the middle of the 15th century, Portuguese explorers began to establish trading outposts along the western coast of Africa, thus beginning the first steps toward imperialism by European nations. It is estimated that the first trading of Africans as slaves by the Portuguese began in 1444. The West African kingdom of Benin, however, still suc...

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    get more power. I believe France wanted Madagascar because it had found that the country’s land was inadequate for further growth so to posses more land they saw Madagascar and what it had to offer them, and protectorated it. During the 1600s the Portuguese, the English, and the French, successful or not, tried to colonize Madagascar. This was the first attempt of any kind to penetrate Madagascar. In 1869 the French attained and expanded their political influence in Madagascar. In 1896, after a native

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    spreading Christianity to the natives in those territories. In time the Portuguese territory became known as Brazil, hence the working language of that country to this day is Portuguese, while most of the rest of the continent speaks Spanish. On 1 August 1498, during his third voyage, Columbus finally sighted the South American mainland for the first time. The next white explorer to reach the continent was the Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral, who anchored off the coast of present day Brazil

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    square miles and has a population of about sixteen million. Maputo is the capitol, largest city, and chief port. Mozambique was governed by Portugal from the early 1500's until 1975 when it became independent after a ten year struggle against Portuguese rule. Mozambique is now controlled by Frelimo (the front for the liberation of Mozambique) the nations only political party. The president of Frelimo is also the nations president. Mozambiques highest governmental power lies with the parties

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    It really all started at the end of the first lap of 1988 Portuguese Grand Prix. Aryton Senna and Alain Prost were nearing the end of their first season driving together in the totally dominant Mclaren Honda team. All season long, the tension between these two great drivers had been building as the battle for the drivers crown intensified. But, even the most informed observer in Portugal could never have dreamt of what was about to be unleashed along with its impact on the consequences for Formula

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    throughout his soccer career. He would repair his and his teammates shoes because very few soccer teams had people to do it for them. About the time he took that job, he was given the nickname of Pelé. The word, which has no literal translation in Portuguese, was given to him by the boys he used to play soccer with. Pelé didn’t like it at the time, because he thought they were making fun of him. He sometimes got into fights with his friends over it, and asked them to call him Edson, his r... ... middle

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    Brazil

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    hunting, fishing, and gathering fruits and nuts. When the Portuguese arrived early in the 16th century, it is estimated that there were between 1 and 2 million native Amerindian people. They were used as slaves, and many thousands died from diseases brought by the Europeans. Recently Amerindians have been exploited and killed as land speculators and highways go farther into the rain forest. There are probably less than 150,000 Indians now. Portuguese settlers developed vast sugarcane estates in the Bahia

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