[fawr-tl-ey-zuh; Portuguese fawr-tuh-le-zuh]
- a seaport in NE Brazil.
Also called Ceará.
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"Yes, and some fazendas are called 'fortaleza' for that very reason," said her uncle.Our Little Brazilian Cousin
Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
The Fortaleza de S. Sebastião was intended to defend the capital against piratical attacks.The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell
The capital of the state is Fortaleza, sometimes called Cear, which is also the principal commercial centre and shipping port.
Fortaleza had its origin in a small village adjoining a fort established at this point in early colonial times.
Fortaleza has suffered much from epidemics of yellow-fever, small-pox and beri-beri, but the climate is considered to be healthy.
- a port in NE Brazil, capital of Ceará state. Pop: 3 261 000 (2005 est)Also called: Ceará