The crowning of the first Miss Brazil that has Black features has stirred up feelings … After 18-year-old Deise Nunes de Souza beat out a bevy of blonde-haired, … Jet – Aug 4, 1986 – Page 29 – Google Books Result
Brazil’s population includes the largest number of people of African descent in the entire Western Hemisphere.
Brazil has the world’s second biggest black population after Nigeria.
Brazil officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and theLatin American region. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.
Afro-Brazilian refers to a Brazilian with African ancestry. The term does not have widespread usage in Brazil, where people with noticeable African ancestry are generally referred to as negro or simply “preto (“black“)”, but the term is not considered very politically correct. Another group, multiracial Brazilians, or Pardos also have a significant degree of African ancestry.These two categories are among five color categories used by the Brazilian Census, along with branco (“white”), amarelo(“yellow”, East Asian) and indígena (Amerindian). In 2010, 7.6% of the Brazilian population, some 15 million people, self-identified themselves as “preto” while 43% (86 million) identified as “pardo”. Pretos tend to be predominantly Sub-Saharan African in ancestry, while Pardos tend to have African ancestry to a lesser degree than pretos. On average pardos are predominantly European, although all three ancestries (European, African and Native American) are often present.