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Running Head: BRAZILS CULTURE 1 Culture Name Institution Professors Course Code Date Culture Culture is the social behavior, ideas, and customs of a particular people or society. This is what identifies a community. The characteristics of culture include; i. Culture is transmissive. Culture is passed on from one generation to another. It is passed from great grandparents to parents to children and so on. It is a spontaneous and continuous process. The transmission can be done by giving instructions or by imitation. This process is never constant. ii. Culture is shared. Culture is not controlled by a few individuals or a single person. It is shared by most of the people (Inglehart, 2016). That is why culture is collective. For example, traditions and customs are all shared by the man in a social condition. The practices and beliefs are adopted equally by everyone.
BRAZILS CULTURE 2 iii. Culture is acquired. Culture is an acquired behavior or quality. Individuals learn it socially; it is not something that is inherited biologically. Culture is any behavior that is acquired socially. Individuals acquire and learn culture by living in a group. iv. Culture fulfills needs. Culture fulfills needs of individuals social, moral psychological, among other needs. Different needs in society are what creates and maintains culture. It satisfies the needs of both the individual and society. v. Culture is adaptive. It owns adaptive capacity. It is not stagnant; it goes through changes. Different features of culture adjust to new environments or the challenges that brought about by the society and the physical environment. The culture of Brazil is mostly western but shows a very different nature that a cultural and ethnic mixing occurred during the colonial period, which involved indigenous people from Portugal and Africa. The main culture of Brazil comes from Portuguese. These cultures are; i. Language- the main language used by Brazilian people is Portuguese. It was introduced in the early 1500s. The Portuguese spoken in Brazil is different from the one spoken in Portugal. It is different in terms of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. It's the strongest element of the national identity because it is spoken by 99% of the population.

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