- a coastal state of E Brazil. 216,130 sq. mi. (559,700 sq. km). Capital: Salvador.
- a former name of Salvador.
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Bahia Bakari was aboard an Airbus A310 with 152 others when it slammed into the water making an approach in poor weather.
Last June, a 14-year-old girl, Bahia Bakari, was the sole survivor of a crash in the Indian Ocean, off the Comoros Islands.
I wish that my people could gather some of the charm and grace of living in Bahia.Latin America and the United States
She was a slaver recently captured off Bahia, and ordered to be sold by the Admiralty.Luttrell Of Arran
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The "Beagle" has gone back to Bahia, and will pick me up on its return.
We then sailed for Bahia, and touched at the rock of St. Paul.
Since the year 1511 it had been known under the name of Bahia do Cabo Frio.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
- 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
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