Goiânia

[ goi-ah-nee-uh ]
/ gɔɪˈɑ ni ə /

noun

a city in and the capital of Goiás, in central Brazil, SW of Brasília.

Goiás

[ goi-ahs ]
/ gɔɪˈɑs /

noun

a state in central Brazil. 247,826 sq. mi. (641,870 sq. km). Capital: Goiânia.
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British Dictionary definitions for goiania

Goiânia

/ (ɡɔɪˈɑːnɪə, Portuguese ɡoˈjənja) /

noun

a city in central Brazil, capital of Goiás state: planned in 1933 to replace the old capital, Goiás; two universities. Pop: 1 878 000 (2005 est)

Goiás

/ (Portuguese ɡɔˈjas) /

noun

a state of central Brazil, in the Brazilian Highlands: contains Brasília, the capital of Brazil. Capital: Goiânia. Pop: 5 210 335 (2002). Area: 341 289 sq km (131 772 sq miles)
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