English translation of capoeira
feminine nounCapoeira is a fusion of martial arts and dance which originated among African slaves in colonial Brazil. It is danced in a circle to the sound of the berimbau, a percussion instrument of African origin. Opposed by the Brazilian authorities until the beginning of the twentieth century, today capoeira is regarded as a national sport.
1 (Portugal) hencoop
2 (mata) brushwood
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Translation of capoeira from the Collins Portuguese to English Dictionary