[Portuguese prahy-ah; English prahy-uh]
- the capital of Cape Verde, in the S Atlantic Ocean, on S São Tiago Island.
- a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km). Capital: Praia.
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Investigators also have urged anyone who was in Praia da Luz in May 2007 to come forward to tell police what they saw.Madeleine McCann Libel Case Resumes in Portugal
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 4, 2013
His domicile on the Praia Grande is one of Macao's proudest mansions.East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
Praia (often written Praya) has a fine harbour, a population of 21,000 and a considerable trade.
Some houses have come down, and trees on the Praia and other places have lost nearly all their branches.
The appearance of the Praia Grande after the typhoon was really astonishing.
The town of Praia, in the island of Terceira, completely destroyed by an earthquake.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
- the capital of Cape Verde; a port and submarine cable station. Pop: 115 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, consisting of a group of ten islands and five islets: an overseas territory of Portugal until 1975, when the islands became independent. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Christian (Roman Catholic) majority; animist minority. Currency: Cape Verdean escudo. Capital: Praia. Pop: 531 046 (2013 est). Area: 4033 sq km (1557 sq miles)