Definition of favela in English:


Line breaks: fa¦vela
Pronunciation: /faˈvɛlə


A Brazilian shack or shanty town; a slum: rapidly growing populations in the favelas of the great urban centres
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  • However, Brazilian jiu-jitsu evolved into its own distinct style, incorporating techniques honed in the rough favelas of the big cities.
  • The endless favelas in the major cities are a daily reminder to Brazilians of the tremendous social ills that plague their country.
  • However, she argues that it is reflective of the particular forms of male visions of sexuality and desire that are present in places like the Brazilian favelas.



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