REGIA•ES - REGIONS

In Portuguese, as in English, there are suffixes used to denote nationality. There is no need to capitalize these words, unless they appear at the beginning of a sentence. We use Nacionalidade to refer to the country where a person was born, and Naturalidade to refer to the city or state where a person was born. Here are some examples: Here are some of them.

Ense

amazonense, manauense

Ano

americano, italiano

ASs

portuguA?s, polonA?s

Ino

belo horizontino, bragantino, londrino

Ista

santista, paulista

A?o

alemA?o

Ita

israelita, vietinamita

Enho

hondurenho, salvadorenho

EIRO

brasileiro, mineiro

CURIOSITY:
EIRO is a very unusual ending for nationalities. Its origin comes from someone being a hard-working person. Back in colonial times, the Portuguese referred to Brazilians as BRASILEIRO because they were the work force there. The same logic applies to the Portuguese term for miners, MINEIRO, which is also how we call people from Minas Gerais. Minas Gerais is a region with many mines that was largely inhabited by miners, and so the EIRO ending is used.

RegiA?o
Estado
Capital
Natural de
Audio
NORTE
ACRE RIO BRANCO ACRIANO
NORTE
RONDA”NIA PORTO VELHO RONDONENSE
NORTE
AMAZONAS MANAUS AMAZONENSE
NORTE
RORAIMA BOA VISTA RORAIMENSE
NORTE
PARA? BELA‰M PARAENSE
NORTE
AMAPA? MACAPA? AMAPAENSE
NORTE
TOCANTINS PALMAS TOCANTINENSE
NORDESTE
MARANHA?O SA?O LUIS MARANHENSE
NORDESTE
PIAUI TERESINA PIAUENSE
NORDESTE
CEARA? FORTALEZA CEARENSE
NORDESTE
BAHIA SALVADOR BAHIANO
NORDESTE
RIO GRANDE DO NORTE NATAL POTIGUAR
NORDESTE
PARAA?BA JOA?O PESSOA PARAIBANO
NORDESTE
PERNAMBUCO RECIFE PERNAMBUCANO
NORDESTE
ALAGOAS MACEIA“ ALAGOANO
NORDESTE
SERGIPE ARACAJAs SERGIPANO
CENTRO-OESTE
MATO GROSSO CUIABA? MATO GROSSENSE
CENTRO-OESTE
MATO GROSSO DO SUL CAMPO GRANDE MATO GROSSENSE DO SUL
CENTRO-OESTE
GOIA?S GOIA‚NIA GOIANO
CENTRO-OESTE
DISTRITO FEDERAL BRASA?LIA BRASILIENSE
SUDESTE
MINAS GERAIS BELO HORIZONTE MINEIRO
SUDESTE
ESPIRITO SANTO VITA“RIA CAPIXABA
SUDESTE
RIO DE JANEIRO RIO DE JANEIRO FLUMINENSE (CARIOCA)
SUDESTE
SA?O PAULO SA?O PAULO PAULISTA
SUL
PARANA? CURITIBA PARANAENSE
SUL
SANTA CATARINA FLORIANA“POLIS CATARINENSE
SUL
RIO GRANDE DO SUL PORTO ALEGRE GAAsCHO

 

 






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