[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo]
- a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km). Capital: Recife.
- former name of Recife.
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Examples from the Web for pernambuco
The astronomer is M. Lias: the phenomenon was seen by him, at Pernambuco, April 11, 1860.The Book of the Damned
In the provinces of Pernambuco and Ceara a republic was proclaimed.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
Then they steamed up the coast to Pernambuco, and on to the West Indies.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
The buildings are high, but neither so handsome nor so airy as those of Pernambuco.
Luiz do Rego was not the first governor of Pernambuco who had been shot at.
- a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
- the former name of Recife
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