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WIKI that not all of Pernambuco is on GMT -3, but the Special Municipality of Fernando da Noronha is on GMT -2. Right? Muhamedmesic 12:05, 27 January 2006 (UTC)


Someone has vandalized several parts of this and other wikipedia entries about Brazil. Among many other things, references to the "Dutch" were replaced by references to the "Baiano." For examples, the Dutch West Indies Company became the Baiano West Islands Company. There are several other problems now along the article. I tried to fix them, but was not able to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mariobrazil2 (talkcontribs) 18:52, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

So, Vitória da Conquista was the capital of the Dutch colony in Brazil?! Most of the Agreste inhabitants are of Dutch descent?! The Dutch occupation left marks in the current Pernambuco accent?! And what on earth is an Ocean Jew?! Maybe the Baiano version was more accurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roboso (talkcontribs) 23:22, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

I do not know what an Ocean Jew is, but perhaps it refers to Jews that came over the ocean from Europe. Dutch were amicable to Jews, and several of these came to Brazil during the Dutch occupation. After the Portuguese reconquest, the Jews went to New Amsterdam in the US, afterwards named New York. Martins

Portuguese to English[edit]

The portuguese alternate to this website is more complete and should be translated to inslude as many, in not the same, topics. 16:36, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

{{editprotected}} is only for protected pages. Cheers. --MZMcBride 03:27, 17 August 2007 (UTC)


The intro certainly sounds like an advert for Pernambuco, with its great beaches and cultural life! These claims need refs... Benjamin 23:24, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree - the intro is fatally weak. It's supposed to be a concise summary (one or two sentences per section) of the article. Nothing can be mentioned here for the first time. It hardly matters, for example, which states border it.Sbalfour (talk) 01:20, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Missing data[edit]

Pronunciation of Pernambuco[edit]

I disagree, the upside down r or rhotic r (e.g. present in American/US English) is not so common in Pernambuco(but in rural Sao Paulo yes!) , the r there is either aspirated (as in not pronounced) or the r used in Spanish before a consonant.Domsta333 (talk) 14:25, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

History section is patchwork[edit]

The History section is cut-and-pasted from other articles, and hardly makes sense. I'd be embarrassed. This needs a rewrite.Sbalfour (talk) 01:07, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


There is a discrepancy regarding the title of the „second oldest city in Brazil”. In this article is written: „In 1982 the city of Olinda, the second oldest city in Brazil, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.” However, on the Wikipedia's List of cities in the Americas by year of foundation, as „Second Oldest City in Brazil” is mentioned „Cananéia” (1533).

Which is the right one? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Micron rt (talkcontribs) 11:12, 4 July 2014 (UTC)