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  • proper n. The famous leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares, located in Brazil, South America.

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Examples

  • Four of Seu Jorge's new band Almaz are still members of Chico Science's former group Nação Zumbi.

    Seu Jorge and Almaz – review

  • Zumbi eventually started a library for the pickers.

    A Modern Marat

  • Vik Muniz "The Sower (Zumbi), from Pictures of Garbage, 2008" is loosely based on the painting by Jean-Francois Millet.

    A Modern Marat

  • The subject in this piece is Zumbi, whose love of books inspired him to start collecting them from landfill.

    A Modern Marat

  • Each Nov. 20, on Black Consciousness Day, Brazilians commemorate the life of Zumbi, a slave who escaped from Portuguese colonizers and led a vibrant 17th-century quilombo called Palmares.

    Space Invaders: Brazilian Villagers

  • According to Battel, the “Giaghi” corpse was seated as if alive in a vault; in this “infernal and noisome dungeon” were placed two wives with their arms broken, and thus there was no danger of the Zumbi or ghost killing men by reapparition.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Their leader, Zumbi, continued resistance until 1695, when he was captured and executed.

    1693

  • These concrete plans will ensure the victory of the struggle of Zumbi and

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These concrete plans will ensure the victory of the struggle of Zumbi and Quilombos, the struggles of Shaka and Moshoeshoe.

    Address at the University of The State of Bahia Brazil

  • According to Battel, the "Giaghi" corpse was seated as if alive in a vault; in this "infernal and noisome dungeon" were placed two wives with their arms broken, and thus there was no danger of the Zumbi or ghost killing men by reapparition.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

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