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Brazilian Quilombolas during a meeting in the capital of Brazil, Brasília.

A Quilombola is a resident of a Quilombo in Brazil. They are the descendents of slaves who escaped from slave plantations that existed in Brazil until abolition in 1888. The most famous Quilombola was Zumbi and the most famous Quilombo was Palmares.

Many Quilombolas live in poverty.[1] [2]

References

  1. Colitt, Raymond (July 4, 2007). "Descendants of slaves still suffer in Brazil". Reuters. http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN0342995720070703. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  2. Pyl, Bianca (May 3, 2010). "Incra não cumpre meta e titula 2 territórios quilombolas em 2009" (in Portuguese). Repórter Brasil. http://www.reporterbrasil.com.br/exibe.php?id=1732. Retrieved July 23, 2010.

See also

Template:Brazil-stub da:Maron de:Maroons es:Negro cimarrón fr:Marronnage ja:マルーン lt:Maronai nl:Marrons pl:Morroni pt:Quilombolas sw:Wabusinenge

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