It’s always a glorious day when J.K. Rowling gives us Harry Potter fans some new information about the magical world she created.
For the most part and up until now, the Wizarding World has really only been contained to Europe, with bits and pieces of information leaking out about possible wizarding schools on other continents.
While at the Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort on Friday, actress Evanna Lynch, known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, revealed the names and locations of four new wizarding schools all around the world.
Ilvermorny, pronounced “Ill-ver-morn-ee,” is located in the northeastern United States.
Castelobruxo, pronounced “Cass-tell-o-bro-shoo,” is located in Brazil, “hidden deep within the rainforest.” The students of this wizarding school, who come from all over South America, “are especially advanced in both Herbology and Magizoology.” Read more about Castelobruxo here.
Mahoutokoro, pronounced “Mah-hoot-o-koh-ro,” is located in Japan and “has the smallest student body of the eleven great wizarding schools…” Read more about Mahoutokoro here.
Uagadou, pronounced “Wag-a-doo,” is located in Africa. It is “the largest of all wizarding schools” and “welcomes students from all over the enormous continent.” Graduates of this prestigious school are “well versed in Astronomy, Alchemy and Self-Transfiguration.” Pottermore points out that the wand is a European invention and many African witches and wizards cast spells “simply by pointing the finger or through hand gestures.” Read more about Uagadou here.
Not much is known about the American wizarding school at this point. However, many expect its Pottermore page to be updated with more information any day now.
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