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 (bə-hē′ə, bä-ē′ə)
Ba·hi′an adj. & n.
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(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
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(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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Paul's Rocks, non-volcanic -- Singular Incrustations -- Insects the first Colonists of Islands -- Fernando Noronha -- Bahia -- Burnished Rocks -- Habits of a Diodon -- Pelagic Confervae and Infusoria -- Causes of discoloured Sea.
-- We sailed from Bahia. A few days afterwards, when not far distant from the Abrolhos Islets, my; attention was called to a reddish-brown appearance in the sea.
He stopped to exclaim in an intense whisper, "O Mara bahia! O Calamity!" then went on speaking a little louder:
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Gregg Reece, with a break of 37, and Dave Reece won for Cons, but Matt Redfern, Reece Bahia and Adam Boswell, on the black against Steve Small, just did enough for Bahia's.
Todavia, obras como "Mulheres, historia e literatura em Joao Gumes: Alto sertao da Bahia, 1897-1930", escrita por Maria Lucia Porto Silva Nogueira, sao capazes de proporcionar outras leituras da realidade que nos permitem conhecer nao apenas um enredo, mas enredos onde as mulheres estiveram e fizeram-se presentes.
And right in the middle of the site, masterminded by Bahia Principe Hotels, sits a fantasy castle.
Researchers from North America, Brazil, and Europe present the first interdisciplinary book in nearly two decades on the African diasporic people and communities in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.