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Salvador

[sal-vuh-dawr; for 1, 3 also Spanish sahl-vah-th awr; for 2 also Portuguese sahl-vuh-dawr]
noun
  1. El Salvador.
  2. Formerly Bahia, São Salvador. a seaport in E Brazil.
  3. a male given name.
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Related formsSal·va·do·ran, Sal·va·do·ri·an, adjective, noun

El Salvador

[el sal-vuh-dawr; Spanish el sahl-vah-th awr]
noun
  1. a republic in NW Central America. 13,176 sq. mi. (34,125 sq. km). Capital: San Salvador.
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Also called Salvador.

Bahia

[bah-ee-uh, buh-]
noun
  1. a coastal state of E Brazil. 216,130 sq. mi. (559,700 sq. km). Capital: Salvador.
  2. a former name of Salvador.
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Historical Examples of salvador

  • He followed after the others, and stood with them upon the deck of the Salvador.

  • The meeting took place in the cabin of the Salvador, of the Vesuvius line.

  • Salvador coffee is inferior to Guatemala's product, grade for grade.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • In 1852 coffee cultivation was begun in Salvador with plants brought from Cuba.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Salvador himself rushed into the inner room to look for her.

    Lone Pine

    R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend


British Dictionary definitions for salvador

Salvador

noun
  1. a port in E Brazil, capital of Bahia state: founded in 1549 as capital of the Portuguese colony, which it remained until 1763; a major centre of the African slave trade in colonial times. Pop: 3 331 000 (2005 est)Former name: Bahia Official name: São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (s̃ɑu salvaˈdor ˈdəː baˈia ˈdəː ˈtoːduʃ uʃ ˈsəntuʃ)
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Bahia

noun
  1. a state of E Brazil, on the Atlantic coast. Capital: Salvador. Pop: 13 323 212 (2002). Area: about 562 000 sq km (217 000 sq miles)
  2. the former name of San Salvador
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El Salvador

noun
  1. a republic in Central America, on the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from 1524; declared independence in 1841, becoming a republic in 1856. It consists of coastal lowlands rising to a central plateau. Coffee constitutes over a third of the total exports. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: San Salvador. Pop: 6 108 590 (2013 est). Area: 21 393 sq km (8236 sq miles)
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salvador in Culture

El Salvador

Republic on the Pacific coast of Central America, bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the north and east by Honduras, and to the south by the Pacific Ocean. San Salvador is its capital and largest city.

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Note

Torn by civil unrest and characterized by guerrilla warfare and terrorism (which has included the murder of American civilians), El Salvador became in the 1980s a controversial focus of an American foreign policy that sought to protect American interests in Central America. Unrest eased in the 1990s.
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