Anti-Brazilian sentiment refers to negative feelings, fear and hatred towards Brazil, the Brazilian variant of Portuguese language, Brazilian people or the Brazilian culture.

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Although in Brazil, the Paraguayan War was seen as a legitimate response to Solano López's invasion, in Paraguay there are still reports of resentment towards the conflict. After the end of the war, Brazil annexed parts of the defeated country and occupied its territory until 1876, with many Paraguayan historians blaming Brazil for the country's underdevelopment.[1]

In Paraguay, anti-Brazilian sentiment is also associated with xenophobia and land conflicts involving populations of Brazilian farmers and their descendants (known as Brasiguayos) established in Paraguay, in areas close to the border with Brazil.[2][3]


Brazilians living in Portugal are the largest foreign community in the European country. However, they are also, according to statistics, the ones that most receive xenophobic attacks. According to data from the Commission for Equality and against Racial Discrimination, of the discrimination complaints received by the Portuguese government between 2017 and 2018, 21.4% were against Roma, followed by blacks (17.3%) and Brazilians. (13%), and the increase was 150% in the number of notifications in the case of the last group.[4]

Reports of attacks against the Brazilian community in Portugal have grown in the 21st century with the increase in the flow of immigrants and are also associated with prejudice against the use of the Brazilian variant of the Portuguese language.[5][6]

Derogatory terms

In Portuguese

See also


  1. ^ Botelho, José Francisco (31 December 2007). "Lobo em pele de papagaio". Superinteressante (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  2. ^ Wurmeister, Fabiula (1 February 2012). "A paz por um fio no Paraguai". Gazeta do Povo (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  3. ^ "'Brasiguaios': piora conflito por terras, diz vice do Paraguai". O Globo (in Brazilian Portuguese). 27 January 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  4. ^ Miranda, Giuliana (28 May 2019). "Denúncias de xenofobia contra brasileiros em Portugal crescem 150% em um ano". Folha de S.Paulo (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Volta para tua terra: em Portugal, imigrantes brasileiros combatem preconceito com poesia". TAB (in Brazilian Portuguese). UOL. 13 July 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  6. ^ Miranda, Giuliana (3 May 2021). "Português brasileiro rende nota menor e discriminação em escolas e universidades de Portugal". Folha de S.Paulo (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  7. ^ Döhler, Tarsila (30 April 2019). "Xenofobia: Brasileiros, os 'zucas', são ameaçados com pedras na Universidade de Lisboa". Hypeness. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  8. ^ Rodrigues, Sérgio (31 July 2020). "Brazuca é um nome triste, mas não por ser com 'z'". Veja (in Brazilian Portuguese). Grupo Abril. Retrieved 1 February 2023.