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Paraíba

[ par-uh-ee-buh; Portuguese pah-rah-ee-bah ]
/ ˌpær əˈi bə; Portuguese ˌpɑ rɑˈi bɑ /
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noun

a state in E Brazil. 21,760 sq. mi. (56,360 sq. km). Capital: João Pessoa.
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Examples from the Web for paraiba

  • Such a one I saw at Paraiba, which was thirty feet long, and as big as a barrel.

    Mythical Monsters|Charles Gould

British Dictionary definitions for paraiba

Paraíba

/ (Portuguese paraˈiba) /

noun

a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal strip, with hills and plains inland; irrigated agriculture. Capital: João Pessoa. Pop: 3 494 893 (2002). Area: 56 371 sq km (21 765 sq miles)
Also called: Paraíba do Sul (ˈduː sul) a river in SE Brazil, flowing southwest and then northeast to the Atlantic near Campos. Length: 1060 km (660 miles)
Also called: Paraíba do Norte (ˈduː ˈnɔrtə) a river in NE Brazil, in Paraíba state, flowing northeast and east to the Atlantic. Length: 386 km (240 miles)
the former name (until 1930) of João Pessoa
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