Brazil Culture

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ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

JANUARY 2007

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Preface……………………………………………………………………………3 List of Tables……………………………………………………………………. 3

I. INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………….4

II.CULTURAL PATTERNS OF BRAZIL……………………………………. A.Social Institutions………………………………………………………. 1. Historical………………………………………………………………5 2. Geographical…………………………………………………………. 7 3. Demographical……………………………………………………….. 8 4. Political……………………………………………………………….. 10 5. Economic………………………………………………………………13 6. Religious……………………………………………………………….20 7. Linguistic………………………………………………………………20 8. Educational……………………………………………………………23 9. Aesthetic……………………………………………………………….24 B. Organizational Culture………………………………………………….

1. Work Values, Traditions, Norms and Expectations…………………31
2. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Patterns……………………37

IV.USEFUL INFORMATIONS…………………….. ………………………..41

V.SOURCES ……………………………………………………………………..42

PREFACE
In this term paper, which is about Brazil? We try to explain Social Institutions, Traditions, Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Patterns, some useful informations of Brazil.

According to our research Brazil is a lively country.
It has a large acculturation of other ethnic groups. The country’s tourism well developed, has beautiful beaches, and famous carnivals. Lots of tourists choose Brazil to have fun. Therefore tourism has an important and large placement in country’s economy. The Brazilians are friendly and helpful people. While we were doing this research we enjoyed very much. We hope you will enjoy and learn useful information about Brazil. We hope you will work with Brazilians and those informations will be very useful for you.

Brazilian economy is developing from day to day and it performs very effective economical programs. In recent years Brazilian economy has trade surplus and in 2006 Brazil paid all debts to IMF. With those economic developments Brazil will start to be a very hopeful model.

List of Tables
1- ) General Informations about Brazil
2- ) Economic Indicators
3-) Some Important Portugese Words

BRAZIL
Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America; and the fifth largest in the world in both area and population. Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, it is the easternmost country of America and borders every other South American country other than Ecuador and Chile (viz. Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French department of French Guiana). Brazil was colonized by Portugal and it is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. It is a multiracial country with a population composed of European, Amerindian, African and Asian elements. The country's Roman Catholic population is the single largest of any country in the world. The green color of the Brazilian flag represents the rainforest, yellow represents gold which can be found in abundance and blue represents the ocean.

CapitalBrasilia
15°45′S 47°57′W

Largest City
Sao Paulo
Offical Languages
Portuguese
Government
Federal Republic
PresidentLuiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Vice President Jose Alencar Gomes da Silva
Independence
From Portugal
DeclaredSeptember 7, 1822
RecognizedAugust 29, 1825
RepublicNovember 15, 1889
Area
Total8.514.877 km square (5th)
3.287.597 sq mile
Water (%)0,65
Population
2005 estimate 187.560.000 (5th)
2000 census169.799.170
Density 22km sq. (182nd)
57/sq mi.
Currency
Real ( BRL)
Time Zone
(UTC-2 to-5 (officially -3))

Internet TLD
.br
Calling Code
+55

TABLE 1

THE HISTORY OF BRAZIL
Portuguese Discoveries (1487-1497)
In the 15th and 16th centuries Portugal, an Iberian Kingdom with barely a million inhabitants, was hemmed in by the Atlantic in...
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