Capoeira is officially considered as an intangible cultural heritage of Brazil, developed by Africans (Angolans) at the beginning of the 16th century. It is a form of the martial arts that combines the elements of acrobatics, dance, and music. A practitioner of the sport is known as a capoeirista. The name of the sport was originated from the Tupi words ka’a meaning “jungle” and e puer meaning “it was” and refers to the areas of low vegetation in the interior of the Brazil where fugitive slaves would hide.
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