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Cassava and its various names

Brazil is one of the world’s largest producers of cassava root: 23 million tons per year.

In the northeast of the country it is called macaxeira; in the south, aipim or mandioca.

But it is also other nicknames throughout Brazil, such as maniva, pão-de-pobre, macamba, uaipi and pau-de-farinha.



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