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Kuruminha is the mascot of Brazilian imageboard BRchan. The character is a young indigenous Brazilian woman wearing red face paint and dressed in a loincloth. On BRchan and other imageboards, images of the character have been as reactions, with Kuruminha inspiring memes and fan art.


In 2006, Brazilian imageboard BRchan was created.[1][2] At some point prior to 2011, an unknown user created mascot character for the imageboard, an indigenous Brazilian woman named Kuruminha. The character is depicted as a half-naked young black-haired woman wearing red face paint and dressed in a loincloth, with two feathers adorning her hair (one of the earliest known images shown below, left).

The name "kuruminha" originates from Tupi word "kurumi," meaning "boy," which led to jokes about the character being a trap. [3]


Prior to 2020, the character saw limited use online, with images originally posted on BRchan and archived by Wikinet[4] being reused on other imageboards such as 4chan starting at least in 2014.[5][6]

Outside of BRchan, the character has often been used in contexts related to Brazil. Additionally, images of Kuruminha have been used in discussions of sexual interactions between conquistadors and indigenous American population (examples shown below), and in hornyposting.

: Anonymous 10/17/20(Sat)23:08:24 No.9654632 >They are brown skinned, of a quite reddish complexion, with handsome faces and noses, nicely shaped. They go about naked, without any type of covering. They do not bother to cover their bodies, 800 KB PNG and show their private parts as readily as they show their faces. In this matter they are of great innocence. >Walking among them there were three or four women, young and gentle, with their hair very black and very long, loose to their backs; their private parts, so prominent and so neat, and so clean of their hairs that they did not get ashamed when we looked at them. >One of those young women had the whole body painted from bottom to top with that tincture, and she was so well-shaped and so rounded, and her private parts so graceful that many women of our land, if they had seen her features, would feel embarrassed for not having theirs look like hers. : Anonymous 10/17/20(Sat)23:11:02 No.9654647 >>9654632 (OP) # No wonder that conquistadors litterally f----- them all to mutts. .The same childhood friend reported in a letter that Columbus had provided one of the captured indigenous women to him. He wrote, "While I was in the boat, I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me. When I had taken her to my cabin she was naked-as was their custom. I was filled with a desire to take my pleasure with her and attempted to satisfy my desire. She was unwilling, and so treated me with her nails that I wished I had never begun. But-to cut a long story short-I then took a piece of rope and whipped her soundly, and she let forth such incredible screams that you would not have believed your ears. Eventually we came to such terms, I assure you, that you would have thought that she had been brought up in a school for w-----."

In late 2020, Kuruminha achieved more widespread popularity on 4chan.

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[1] BRchan – Main page

[2] Wikinet – BRchan

[3] NSFW Wikinet – Kuruminha

[4] NSFW Wikinet – Categoria:Imagens da Kuruminha

[5] 4chan – /pol/ Post #25503627

[6] 4chan – /pol/ Post #98830859

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