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Pôrto Velho

[pawr-too ve-lyoo] /ˈpɔr tʊ ˈvɛ lyʊ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Rondônia, in W Brazil, on the Madeira River.

Rondônia

[rawn-daw-nyah] /rɔ̃ˈdɔ nyɑ/
noun
1.
a state in W Brazil. 93,815 sq. mi. (242,980 sq. km).
Capital: Pôrto Velho.
Formerly Guaporé.
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  • A botanist might have seen some difference from the forest at porto velho, but I could not discover any.

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  • We got into mid-streamstopped; slowly turned tail on porto velho.

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  • After that the engines were driven full, for the pilot hoped to get us to porto velho by nightfall.

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  • Here there was a very extensive clearing as great as the one at porto velho.

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  • He said it was safer to keep to the ship during the month we had still to spend at porto velho.

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  • We watched the men at work for a few days and nights, and judged we should be at porto velho for a month.

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  • There has been time to prove those superstitions of porto velho.

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  • There was a man who looked like a sensational ruffian who boarded us one morning at porto velho, and said he had come to find me.

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British Dictionary definitions for porto velho

Porto Velho

/Portuguese ˈportu ˈvɛʎu/
noun
1.
a city in W Brazil, capital of the federal territory of Rondônia on the Madeira River. Pop: 301 000 (2005 est)

Rondônia

/Portuguese rõˈdonja/
noun
1.
a state of W Brazil: consists chiefly of tropical rainforest; a centre of the Amazon rubber boom until about 1912. Capital: Porto Velho. Pop: 1 431 777 (2002). Area: 243 043 sq km (93 839 sq miles) Former name (until 1956) Guaporé
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