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Brazil’s First “Favela Dictionary” Available Online

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An online dictionary with terms related to Rio favelas is now available online. Designed as a wiki, the Dicionário Carioca de Favelas Marielle Franco (Marielle Franco Dictionary of Favelas) has nearly 300 entries.

Among them are concepts like Gentrificação and Favelas Cariocas (Gentrification and Carioca Favelas) and Direito à Favela (Right to Favelas), as well as expressions like Rolezinho, which the dictionary defines as a "cultural and collective manifestation by young people who want to affirm and claim their right to the city . . .

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