Place:Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Alt namesMonte Negrosource: Family History Library Catalog
São João do Monte Negrosource: Family History Library Catalog
São João do Montenegrosource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates29.65°S 51.483°W
Located inRio Grande do Sul, Brazil
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Montenegro is a municipality of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; 59.000 inhabitants.

The town was established in 1847 to be settled primarily by German immigrants from the Hunsrück region of southwest Germany. The local language was Riograndenser Hunsrückisch for most of its history, and it is still spoken there after 150 years of the initial settlement. Today, however, Portuguese prevails, mostly as a result of the campaign of the "Nacionalização" (Nationalization) forcefully imposed on all German and Italian settled areas of southern Brazil by president and dictator Getúlio Vargas in the 1940s.

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