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[bah-ee-uh, buh-] /bɑˈi ə, bə-/
a coastal state of E Brazil. 216,130 sq. mi. (559,700 sq. km).
Capital: Salvador.
a former name of Salvador. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Darwin saw this bird as far north on the Atlantic coast as Bahia Blanca.

  • Since the year 1511 it had been known under the name of Bahia do Cabo Frio.

  • Susan had now to wonder what sort of things Bahia girls were, and why she kept them at Ramsgate.

    Susan Amy Walton
  • The next morning we dropped our anchor in the harbour of Bahia.

    Salt Water W. H. G. Kingston
  • Whoever would understand Marrakech must begin by mounting at sunset to the roof of the Bahia.

    In Morocco Edith Wharton
  • The troops, which lately arrived from Bahia, re-embarked in order to return.

  • The principal cacao comes from the State of Bahia, where the climate is ideal for its cultivation.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
  • His Majesty's ship Beaver arrived, two days since from Bahia.

British Dictionary definitions for Bahia


/bəˈhiːə; Portuguese bəˈiːə/
a state of E Brazil, on the Atlantic coast. Capital: Salvador. Pop: 13 323 212 (2002). Area: about 562 000 sq km (217 000 sq miles)
the former name of San Salvador
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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