senzala

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese senzala, from Kimbundu sanzala (settlement).

Noun[edit]

senzala (plural senzalas)

  1. (historical) A slave camp in colonial Brazil.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Kimbundu sanzala (settlement).

Noun[edit]

senzala f (plural senzalas)

  1. (Brazil) slave camp, slave quarters

Descendants[edit]