- a state in NE Brazil. 125,312 sq. mi. (324,560 sq. km). Capital: São Luiz.
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Examples from the Web for maranhao
This was all the notice he received from his native province, Maranhao.Brazilian Tales
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
They are dispersed in the Brazilian forests, and principally in the province of Maranhao or Maragnan.The Desert World
Dacres thanked him for the information and inquired when the "Maranhao" was likely to arrive at her destination—Pernambuco.The Dreadnought of the Air
Percy F. Westerman
The finest Brazil amotto grows in Maranhao, which also produces the best cotton in America.
- a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: forested and humid in the northwest, with high plateaus in the east and south. Capital: São Luís. Pop: 5 803 224 (2002). Area: 328 666 sq km (128 179 sq miles)