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Almeida Navarro, Eduardo de. 2001. The translation of the first texts to Tupi, the classical Indian language in Brazil. In Milton, John, ed. Emerging views on translation history in Brazil. Special issue of CROP. Revista do Curso de Língua Inglesa e Literaturas Inglesa e Norte-Americana 6: 51–73.
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Translated from Portuguese by John Milton.


This article describes the influence of Tupi Indian language on the formation of the Brazilian culture, especially on Brazilian Portuguese, Brazilian literature and the geographical names of Brazil. It also shows how the first texts in Tupi were produced, how these texts dealt with cultural diversity, allowing the Indian culture to be absorbed into the European culture, and the semantic displacements which took place.
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