THE BIRTH OF A RACE
One version of the history of Brazil's ethnicity explains that when the Portuguese first started colonizing the country, there weren't many European women in the colony. However, there were plenty of women amongst Indians and black slaves. It seems that the Portuguese were less restricted than the British, Dutch and Spanish colonists and took the Indians and slaves as wives or concubines.

Somehow, this affected the face of the country forever and influenced the future generations of immigrants. Hence, nowadays Brazil is home to several black oriental people, to black people with green eyes and even to oriental people with green eyes. Talk about exotic.

The mixing of the white European and black African created one of the most celebrated Brazilian physical features: the "mulata". Queen of carnival, the Brazilian mulata are acclaimed in hundreds of songs. Without the mulata, Brazilian Carnival would not be the same.
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