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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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By the 1950s, American pop, samba, Bahian music, and other genres all had their niches on the different radio stations.
Son of a Portuguese immigrant and his Bahian wife, Gregorio's father was a senhor de engenho and held public municipal office.
Brazilian Summer Festival 2004" features As Meninas (The Girls), an all-female group from Bahia that features authentic Bahian Carnaval rhythms.
Simplified identification key for Bahian Campanulariidae 1a.
In one of his early works, Captains of the Sands, he writes in an afterword, "In order to put these novels of mine together, I tried to seek out the people, I went to live with them, ever since my childhood on cacao plantations, my adolescence in cafes in the capital, my trips all through the State, crossing it in all manner of conveyances, listening to and seeing the most beautiful and strangest parts of Bahia's humanity--no one until today has dared look face to face with so much love at Bahian humanity and its problems.
9: Sergio Mendes & Brasil 2001 with Bahian musician Chico Cesar and vocalist Virginia Rodrigues.
Largman, "Jews in the Tropics: Bahian Jews in the Early Twentieth Century," The Americas, Vol.
The doctrinal results of the Bahian sessions are known as the Constituicoens primeyras and not only served to govern the archbishopric of Bahia but would be adopted in other parts of the colony.
Inspired by Bahian Deputy Jeronymo Sodre's anti-slavery speech of 5 March 1879, Nabuco's dramatic and eloquent speeches quickly earned him the respect of his supporters and the fear of his enemies.
Now, as if in homage to fellow Bahian and longtime mentor Jorge Amado, the novelist has produced a charming, funny, and harmless satire where, amid romanticized anarchy and the dialogic discourse of a supportive narrator, neither heroes, heroines, nor villains lose their lives.
One of the new Bahian growers is Luiz Suplicy Hafers, the president of the Brazilian Rural Society.
A black Bahian, Gil, along with the sultry Gal Costa, the more laid-back Veloso and Veloso's sister Maria Bethania, was a founder of tropicalia.