Pajubá: The secret language of Brazilian trans women
July 23, 2015 6:11 PM   Subscribe

Pajubá: The secret language of Brazilian trans women
A brief illustrated essay about Pajubá, a mix of Yoruba and Portuguese that Brazilian travestis use in daily life, published in Matter (Medium).

I don't speak Pajubá, but I understand it quite a bit (or used to). It's a beautiful language.
Role: wiriter/illustrator
posted by TheGoodBlood (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by joseph conrad is fully awesome on August 3, 2015: The word 'Pajubá' mean 'gossip' or 'news'.

That was fascinating (and very well written and illustrated).
posted by figurant at 7:40 PM on July 23, 2015

What a terrifically interesting glimpse into a sub-culture I had no idea existed. Lavender linguistics = a term I am going to find more about. Thanks, TheGoodBlood!
posted by librarylis at 8:21 PM on July 25, 2015

Brilliant work. Thank you.
posted by mykescipark at 8:48 PM on August 3, 2015

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