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Indiaca is a form of the Brazilian game peteca popular in Europe. It is played on court across a net with similar rules to volleyball but instead of a ball, a large shuttlecock, sometimes also called an indiaca, or featherball is used; this consists of four goose feathers attached to a heavier base, and it is controlled using the hands. In this way, indiaca differs from jiànzi (or featherball), a very similar game originating in China, where the shuttlecock is controlled with the feet. Indiaca can be played by two individual players facing each other, or by small teams.

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Karl Hans Krohn, a German physical education teacher, came across peteca in 1936 and developed a version of it which he named indiaca by combining the words "Indian" and "peteca". [1]

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