Baja California

[ bah-hah -kal-uh-fawr-nyuh, -fawr-nee-uh; Spanish bah-hah -kah-lee-fawr-nyah ]
/ ˈbɑ hɑ ˌkæl əˈfɔr nyə, -ˈfɔr ni ə; Spanish ˈbɑ hɑ ˌkɑ liˈfɔr nyɑ /

noun

a narrow peninsula in northwestern Mexico between the Gulf of California and the Pacific, forming two territories of Mexico. 55,634 sq. mi. (144,090 sq. km). Capitals: Mexicali (Northern Territory) and La Paz (Southern Territory).

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Also called Ba·ja, Lower California.

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Baja California
/ (ˈbaehɑ) /

noun

the Spanish name for Lower California
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