Capoeira | Info

The most widely accepted origin of the word capoeira comes from the Tupi words ka'a ("jungle") e pûer ("it was"), [ citation needed ] referring to the areas of low vegetation in the Brazilian interior where fugitive slaves would hide. A practitioner of the art is called a capoeirista ( Portuguese pronunciation:  [kapuejˈɾistɐ] ). [9] [10]