[sal-vuh-dawr; for 1, 3 also Spanish sahl-vah-th awr; for 2 also Portuguese sahl-vuh-dawr]
[el sal-vuh-dawr; Spanish el sahl-vah-th awr]
- a republic in NW Central America. 13,176 sq. mi. (34,125 sq. km). Capital: San Salvador.
Also called Salvador.
- 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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Examples from the Web for salvador
The actor transformed from a sensual Marilyn Monroe to a whimsical Salvador Dali to a starving migrant mother, seamlessly.The Man Behind Marilyn Malkovich
October 2, 2014
Today, at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador—in the steamy northeastern coast of Brazil—we saw the Dutch Reconquista.Dutch Treat: The Netherlands Sinks Spain In World Cup 2014
June 13, 2014
A group of unseen watercolor fruit studies by Salvador Dalí are going to be auctioned on June 18 at Bonham's in London.Unseen Dalí Paintings Up For Auction
June 17, 2013
Schiaparelli was inspired by the surrealists and collaborated with Salvador Dalí.Prada and Schiaparelli Exhibit Opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 7, 2012
As a young man, he socialized with the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Salvador Dalí, and the Picassos.Fight for the L'Oreal Billions
September 5, 2009
He followed after the others, and stood with them upon the deck of the Salvador.
The meeting took place in the cabin of the Salvador, of the Vesuvius line.
Salvador coffee is inferior to Guatemala's product, grade for grade.
In 1852 coffee cultivation was begun in Salvador with plants brought from Cuba.
Salvador himself rushed into the inner room to look for her.Lone Pine
R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
- a port in E Brazil, capital of Bahia state: founded in 1549 as capital of the Portuguese colony, which it remained until 1763; a major centre of the African slave trade in colonial times. Pop: 3 331 000 (2005 est)Former name: Bahia Official name: São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (s̃ɑu salvaˈdor ˈdəː baˈia ˈdəː ˈtoːduʃ uʃ ˈsəntuʃ)
- 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
- a republic in Central America, on the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from 1524; declared independence in 1841, becoming a republic in 1856. It consists of coastal lowlands rising to a central plateau. Coffee constitutes over a third of the total exports. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: San Salvador. Pop: 6 108 590 (2013 est). Area: 21 393 sq km (8236 sq miles)
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Torn by civil unrest and characterized by guerrilla warfare and terrorism (which has included the murder of American civilians), El Salvador became in the 1980s a controversial focus of an American foreign policy that sought to protect American interests in Central America. Unrest eased in the 1990s.
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