English translation of 'capoeira'
feminine nounCapoeira is a fusion of martial arts and dance which originated among African slaves in colonial Brazil. It is performed 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
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