Caipira dialect

Caipira Brazilian Portuguese dialect
PronunciationPortuguese pronunciation: [kajˈpiɾɐ], locally [kajˈpiɽɐ]
Native toRural areas of
São Paulo
Mato Grosso do Sul
Minas Gerais
Native speakers
Unknown. There are about 6 million rural inhabitants in the linguistic area.[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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Caipira (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajˈpiɾɐ] (listen); Old Tupi: ka'apir or kaa-pira, which means "bush cutter") is a Brazilian Portuguese dialect spoken in the rural areas of the State of São Paulo and adjacent parts of neighbouring Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Minas Gerais, and Paraná.

  1. ^ 2010 Census

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