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A statue ofIemanjá in blue on the beach in Natal (RN). The influence of AfroBrazilian cults is nationwide, though they may have different names from region to region. They may be referred to as Candomblé in Bahia, Xangó in many areas in the Northeast, Macumba in Rio de Janeiro or Pajelança in the north. The word Umbanda is being used more and more as a general term to refer to Afro-Brazilian religions.Imagem de Iemanjá em azul numa praia de Natal (RN). A influência dos cultos afrobrasileiros é nacional embora levem diferentes nomes de região para região. Podem ser referidos como candomblé na Bahia, xangó em muitas áreas do Nordeste, macumba no Rio de Janeiro ou pajelança no Norte. A palavra umbanda tem sido cada vez mais usada como termo geral de referência às religiões afro-brasileiras.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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Brazil: Candomble