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 (bə-hē′ə, bä-ē′ə)
Ba·hi′an adj. & n.


(bəˈhiːə; Portuguese bəˈiːə)
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) the former name of San Salvador


(bɑˈi ə, bə-)

1. a coastal state of E Brazil. 12,331,895; 216,130 sq. mi. (559,700 sq. km). Cap.: Salvador.
2. a former name of Salvador (def. 2).
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In the littoral zone along the marine-estuarine coast of Buenos Aires Province, the only identified wetland areas were the littoral lagoon of Mar Chiquita and nearby areas, the tidal plain of the Bahía Blanca estuary and the mouths of Colorado, Negro, Sauce and Quequén rivers.