[ mah-ruh-nyoun ]
/ ˌmɑ rəˈnyãʊ̃ /
a state in NE Brazil. 125,312 sq. mi. (324,560 sq. km). Capital: São Luiz.
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Words nearby Maranhão
, Marais des Cygnes
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How to use Maranhão in a sentence
Dacres thanked him for the information and inquired when the "Maranhao" was likely to arrive at her destination—Pernambuco.
The finest Brazil amotto grows in Maranhao, which also produces the best cotton in America.
They are dispersed in the Brazilian forests, and principally in the province of Maranhao or Maragnan.
This was all the notice he received from his native province, Maranhao.
British Dictionary definitions for Maranhão
/ (Portuguese marəˈɲ̃ə̃u) /
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)
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