Definition of favela in English:
A Brazilian shack or shanty town; a slum.
- 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.