The vast territory of Bahia was slowly peopled with the contribution of three human groups: the Indians (native Brazilian), the Afro-descendents and the Euro-descendents. The Indians were already here. The Africans were brought here as manpower and Europeans came as settlers. Maybe that was exactly this blend of races, so peculiar of Bahia, which resulted in the mysticism that characterizes the state.
Each one of these groups contributed to the formation of Bahia’s people, the richness of our culture and the religion syncretism.