Definition of Favela

1. Noun. A slum or shantytown, especially in Brazil ¹



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Definition of Favela

1. a slum area [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Favela

fauxmances
fauxnetic
fauxtatoes
fauxtograph
fauxtographs
fauxtography
fav
fava
fava bean
favaginous
favas
fave
favel
favela (current term)
favelas
favelet
favelets
favell
favella
favellas
faveolate
faver
faves
favest
favic chandeliers
favicon
favicons
favid

Literary usage of Favela

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1. Police Brutality in Urban Brazil by James Cavallaro (1997)
"Telephone records cited in the case confirmed that a phone call had been placed to Marly da Silva's home from the payphone in the favela at about that time. ..."

2. Final Justice: Police and Death Squad Homicides of Adolescents in Brazil by Ben Penglase (1994)
"Even more dramatically, Americas Watch visited a favela on the outskirts of metropolitan Sao Paulo, where a group of justiceiros (literally "justice ..."

3. Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"Clovis saw the gunners near Correias body glance back in alarm toward the slopes of favela. All around them, soldiers were falling back in that direction ..."

4. The Culture of Violence by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"In the same period she was raped in the favela where she lived. ... At night, she and her companions from the street went to the favela where they were ..."

5. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 by Human Rights Watch Staff (1998)
"The prosecution of the some fifty police officers responsible for the August 1993 massacre of twenty-one residents of the Vigário Geral favela (shantytown) ..."

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