Talk:Palmares (quilombo)

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Merge[edit]

Don't merge. These topics are distinct enough to be separate. —Sesel 16:15, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

I have removed the statement that Zumbi was an Igbo native from the Angola Janga section of the article. It appears from documents discovered by Decio Freitas that Zumbi was born in Palmares itself and was probably related in some way to Ngana Zamba, the king. He was raised, according to this document, by a Portuguese priest and return to Palmares at age 15. There is nothing in the account that suggests a connection to Igbo, and moreover, there was scarcely any trade between the Niger Delta region and Brazil during the period of Zumbi's early years.

I have also reworded the passage referring to capoeira in the "Fighting Techniques" sections, as it wrongly referrs to runaways as cafusos, and argues that using capoeira techniques made the residents of Palmares invincible. There is, however, no record of these techniques being used in Palmares, or for that matter in Angola, during this period. Beepsie 19:07, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Spelling / conflicts[edit]

First of all, if anyone reads this before editing, change this bit, as it needs a space:

Palmares was home to not only escaped slaves, but also to mulattos, caboclos, Indians and poor whites,especially portugese soldiers trying to excape forced military service.

Secondly, the above statement is contradicted further on in the text, in the 2nd paragraph of Palmares to Angola Janga: An independent, self-sustaining republic, Palmares was vast and at its height hosted a population of over 30,000 free African men, women and children.

from my knowledge, the first statement is the correct one, so the second one needs to get changed, maybe to "over 30,000 free, mainly African, men, women and children"? - ChrisWar666 17:06, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

"Miscegnation"[edit]

I'm not sure if "miscegnation" is the best term to describe inter-racial marriages - for me it has racist overtones. Solri (talk) 17:46, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, it's the term that we use in Brazil and there is no racist overtone whatsoever for us. On the contrary - inter-racial marriage sounds racist for us. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.80.62.37 (talk) 03:55, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Quilombo[edit]

The section about whether the term "quilombo" is correct doesn't seem to be very worthwhile. The only objection seems to be that it wasn't used in contemporary documents. But really so what?--Jack Upland (talk) 02:43, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

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