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Immigrants in Santa Catarina

 It was the Portuguesepioneers known as bandeirantes, Indian hunters and adventurers - who tamed Santa Catarina, spreading outposts and settlements along the coast beginning in the 16th century. The Azorean immigrants came much later, in the 18th century, but it was they who colonized and helped mold the very special people who inhabit the 500 Km of the state coast. 

In the second half of the 19th century the Germans arrived, spreading themselves across the Itajaí River Valley, penetrating the interior in search of better land and opportunity. With work and determination, they built the powerful industrial face of Santa Catarina. Joinville, Blumenau, Brusque and Pomerode are cities that preserve this strong German heritage in the architecture, the cooking, the accents and the popular festivals, such as Oktoberfest.
 
At the end of the last century the Italians formed the largest migratory wave to reach Santa Catarina. They principally settled in the southern portion of the state, near the coast, where until today traditions inherited from the pioneers are preverved: grape cultivation and wine making, love of good food, happiness, and religion. 

But the mosaic of peoples that forged Santa Catarina's current population also included the mule team drivers that traveled from Rio Grande do Sul to São Paulo, the Japanese, the Austrians and more recently the Gaúchos from Rio Grande do Sul state, who occupied the fertile lands of the west. All of them are responsible for the rich cultural and sociological diversity of Santa Catarina.

Immigrants in Santa Catarina

 It was the Portuguesepioneers known as bandeirantes, Indian hunters and adventurers...

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