- a seaport in and the capital of Pernambuco province, in NE Brazil.
[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo]
- a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km). Capital: Recife.
- former name of Recife.
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The U.S. national team will square off against the Germans in Recife, Brazil, on Thursday at noon ET.USA vs. Germany World Cup Primer: Everything You Need to Know About the Epic Showdown
June 26, 2014
Photojournalist Ana Lira is from the northeastern city of Recife and a founding member of Urban Rights.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare
May 30, 2014
Some founded a synagogue in Recife, Brazil (now in ruins), then fanned out throughout the Caribbean.Uncovering Jamaica’s Jewish Past
Debra A. Klein
December 1, 2013
Officer João Brito of the Recife police told reporters that Renata Coelho was a person of “good character.”Brazil's Wedding Massacre
December 28, 2010
Debris displayed for photographers in Recife, Brazil, may appear scant, but there were two very suggestive details.Picking Up Pieces From a Midair Explosion
June 14, 2009
Not only has this paper been continued since, but others are now published in Recife.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil
He was the first Brazilian rabbi, settling probably at Recife.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
These surrounded and captured Recife, and the English found themselves masters of a large amount of booty.
First the town of Olinda, and then the neighbouring town of Recife, were captured, after very severe fighting.
The neglected fortresses were easily taken, and soon the Dutch held no place, but the Recife.The Story of the Nations: Portugal
H. Morse Stephens
- a port at the easternmost point of Brazil on the Atlantic: capital of Pernambuco state; built partly on an island, with many waterways and bridges. Pop: 3 527 000 (2005 est)Former name: Pernambuco
- a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
- the former name of Recife