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|location=South of the western hemisphere
 
|location=South of the western hemisphere
 
|owner=
 
|owner=
|residents=* [[Benedita Dourado]]
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|residents=*[[Benedita Dourado]]
* [[Valentina Vázquez]]
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*[[Valentina Vázquez]]
* [[William Weasley's Brazilian pen-friend]]
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*[[William Weasley's Brazilian pen-friend]]
|affiliation=* [[Argentinian Council of Magic]]
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|affiliation=*[[Argentinian Council of Magic]]
* [[Brazilian Ministry of Magic]]
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*[[Brazilian Ministry of Magic]]
* [[Castelobruxo]]
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*[[Castelobruxo]]
 
}}'''South America''' is a continent in the western hemisphere. The known wizarding nations that comprise it are [[Argentina]], [[Brazil]] and [[Peru]].
 
}}'''South America''' is a continent in the western hemisphere. The known wizarding nations that comprise it are [[Argentina]], [[Brazil]] and [[Peru]].
   
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==Magical games and sports==
 
==Magical games and sports==
* The [[Argentinian National Quidditch team]] has reached the quarter-finals of the Quidditch World Cup at least once in the 20th century.
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*The [[Argentinian National Quidditch team]] has reached the quarter-finals of the Quidditch World Cup at least once in the 20th century.
 
**In [[1877]], half of the team were found tied up in the basement of a bar in [[Cardiff]], [[Wales]], after the [[1877 Quidditch World Cup|Tournament that Nobody Remembers]].
 
**In [[1877]], half of the team were found tied up in the basement of a bar in [[Cardiff]], [[Wales]], after the [[1877 Quidditch World Cup|Tournament that Nobody Remembers]].
* The [[Brazilian National Quidditch team]] has won five [[Quidditch World Cup]]s and was the runner-up in the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]].
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*The [[Brazilian National Quidditch team]] has won five [[Quidditch World Cup]]s and was the runner-up in the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]].
** The team was also a finalist in the [[1982 Quidditch World Cup]].
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**The team was also a finalist in the [[1982 Quidditch World Cup]].
* The [[Peruvian National Quidditch team]] is considered to be the best team from South America.
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*The [[Peruvian National Quidditch team]] is considered to be the best team from South America.
** Also the [[Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers]] are the most famous Peruvian Quidditch team.
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**Also the [[Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers]] are the most famous Peruvian Quidditch team.
   
 
==Magical creatures==
 
==Magical creatures==
* [[Amazonian Salamander]]
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*[[Amazonian Salamander]]
* [[Caipora]]
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*[[Caipora]]
* [[Crazed Capybara]]
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*[[Crazed Capybara]]
* [[Curupira]]
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*[[Curupira]]
* [[Dugbog]]
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*[[Dugbog]]
* [[Fire slug]]
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*[[Fire slug]]
* [[Nogtail]]
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*[[Nogtail]]
* [[Peruvian Salamander]]
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*[[Peruvian Salamander]]
* [[Peruvian Vipertooth]]
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*[[Peruvian Vipertooth]]
   
 
==Magical history==
 
==Magical history==
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*The [[Dragon Pox]] is a potentially fatal disease related to the Peruvian Vipertooth. It was possibly originated in South America.
 
*The [[Dragon Pox]] is a potentially fatal disease related to the Peruvian Vipertooth. It was possibly originated in South America.
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
* The wand was a European invention, and some cultures traditionally did not rely upon wands for performing magic. So It is possible that Salazar Slytherin introduced the wand to South America, as he likely travelled there to acquire the Snakewood for his wand, which is a native species of tree from Coastal regions of northeast South America.
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*The wand was a European invention, and some cultures traditionally did not rely upon wands for performing magic. So It is possible that Salazar Slytherin introduced the wand to South America, as he likely travelled there to acquire the Snakewood for his wand, which is a native species of tree from Coastal regions of northeast South America.
* Very little is known about South American wandlore. Though it is possible Snakewood and Dragon Heartstring from the Peruvian Vipertooth are substances used.
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*Very little is known about South American wandlore. Though it is possible Snakewood and Dragon Heartstring from the Peruvian Vipertooth are substances used.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*{{HBP}} {{Mention}}<ref name="darknessPowder">[[Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder]]</ref>
 
*{{HBP}} {{Mention}}<ref name="darknessPowder">[[Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder]]</ref>

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South America is a continent in the western hemisphere. The known wizarding nations that comprise it are Argentina, Brazil and Peru.

Magical communityEdit

The Amazon rainforest along with the Brazilian municipalities of Caxambu, Manaus and Teresina and the Peruvian town of Tarapoto are the known locations that house the South American wizarding community.

Although mostly uninhabited, the Patagonian Desert has received a large amount of people from the international wizarding community in 2014, due to the 427th Quidditch World Cup has been based there.

Magical governmentEdit

The known magical governing bodies in the continent are the Argentinian Council of Magic, with the witch Valentina Vázquez as its President in 2014, and the Brazilian Ministry of Magic.

Magical educationEdit

Castelobruxo, one of the eleven wizarding schools, is located amid the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil. It takes students from all over the continent.

Magical games and sportsEdit

Magical creaturesEdit

Magical historyEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The wand was a European invention, and some cultures traditionally did not rely upon wands for performing magic. So It is possible that Salazar Slytherin introduced the wand to South America, as he likely travelled there to acquire the Snakewood for his wand, which is a native species of tree from Coastal regions of northeast South America.
  • Very little is known about South American wandlore. Though it is possible Snakewood and Dragon Heartstring from the Peruvian Vipertooth are substances used.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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