Essays Tagged: "portuguese word"

Marijuana

ieve it is derived from the Mexican words for 'Mary Jane'; others hold that the name comes from the Portuguese word marigu-ano, which means 'intoxicant'. The use of marijuana in the 1960's might lead ...

(3 pages) 101 1 3.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Imperialism in Africa: Cameroon; a Colony of Imperial Germany

first European to reach the shores of present-day Cameroon. He gave Cameroon its name, Camarao the Portuguese word for prawns, which there was an abundance of in the Sanaga River. Following him were ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Leaflet On Dodo

iscovered by Dutch sailors, who named them Dodos after their call, which sounds like 'doo-doo', the Portuguese word 'doudo' meaning fool, and 'dodaars', a Dutch word referring to the feathers on their ...

(1 pages) 1559 0 4.3 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

The different faces of grace

history of grace originated from the Latin word gratia which lead to the Spanish word, gracia, the Portuguese word, graca, and the Italian word, grazia. The first definition given in the OED is "plea ...

(8 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Baroque Music The term "baroque," when applied to music, refers

ue," when applied to music, refers to the period 1600 to about 1750 in western Europe. Baroque is a Portuguese word meaning a pearl of irregular shape, in the sense of abnormal and grotesque. It later ...

(2 pages) 2059 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Brazil: Human Geography

sion, cultural interaction, and cultural landscape.Cultural RegionBrazil's name is derived from the Portuguese word for the reddish color of brazilwood. It is an important export during the 16th centu ... l for Latin America. Brazil has a population of 188,078,261 as of the year 2006, with a language of Portuguese and major religions of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.Cultural DiffusionMost Brazili ...

(5 pages) 47 0 4.3 Oct/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Zebras

"The name "zebra" comes from the Old Portuguese word zevra which means "wild ass". The pronunciation is ZEB-rə internationally, or Z ...

(6 pages) 17 0 4.3 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology