Goiás

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Goiás

(Portuguese ɡɔˈjas)
n
(Placename) a state of central Brazil, in the Brazilian Highlands: contains Brasília, the capital of Brazil. Capital: Goiânia. Pop: 5 210 335 (2002). Area: 341 289 sq km (131 772 sq miles)
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Goi•ás

(gɔɪˈɑs)

n.
a state in central Brazil. 4,638,800; 247,826 sq. mi. (641,870 sq. km). Cap.: Goiânia.
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All the influence which ought naturally to have appertained to the Empress had passed into the hands of the Marchioness de Santos; and to such an extent had the infatuation of Don Pedro for this lady, attained, that in an official edict he had recently avowed an infant, to which she gave birth in 1825, as his daughter, by the title of Duchess de Goyaz. His demeanour towards the Empress was at the same time unfeeling, and on the present occasion he is even accused of having had the brutality to strike her.
(...) Barro Preto, insignificante arraial, so era conhecido pelos muitos milagres que a simplicidade do povo, atribuia nao a Deus, e sim pura e materialmente aquele grupo de pequenas imagens, e ate que eu la instalasse os Padres Redentoristas, nao passava de um lugar onde por doze dias acudiam negociantes de todo o Estado de Goyaz, boiadeiros, mascates, mulheres de ma vida, circos de cavalinhos e milhares de supersticoes, devotos que la iam pagar as suas promessas, nao poucas vezes feitas para obterem de Deus cousas contra a moral Crista: vingancas, separacoes de casais, adulterios etc.