[ mee-nuhs zhi-rahys ]
/ ˈmi nəs ʒɪˈraɪs /
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a state in E Brazil. 224,701 sq. mi. (581,975 sq. km). Capital: Belo Horizonte.
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Words nearby Minas Gerais
Minamoto Yoritomo, Minangkabau, minaret, Minas Basin, Minas de Ríotinto, Minas Gerais, Minatitlán, minatory, minaudière, mince, minced oath
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So do investigators in Belo Horizonte, a big city in the state of Minas Gerais, where Bruno grew up.Brazil's Soccer Star a Murderer?|Dom Phillips|July 5, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Minas Gerais
/ (Portuguese ˈminaʒ ʒəˈraiʒ) /
an inland state of E Brazil: situated on the high plateau of the Brazilian Highlands; large reserves of iron ore and manganese. Capital: Belo Horizonte. Pop: 18 343 517 (2002). Area: 587 172 sq km (226 707 sq miles)
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