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 (săl′və-dôr′, säl′və-dôr′) Formerly Ba·hi·a (bə-hē′ə, bä-ē′ə)
A city of eastern Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south-southwest of Recife. Founded in 1549, it was the capital of the Portuguese possessions in the New World until 1763.


(ˈsælvəˌdɔː; Portuguese salvaˈdor)
(Placename) 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


(ˈsæl vəˌdɔr)

2. Formerly, Bahia, São Salvador. the capital of Bahia in E Brazil. 1,525,831.
Sal`va•do′ran, Sal`va•do′ri•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Salvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central AmericaSalvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
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Salvadoran capital, San Salvador - the capital and largest city of El Salvador; has suffered from recurrent earthquakes
Santa Ana - a city in western El Salvador
Salvadoran, Salvadorean, Salvadorian - a native or inhabitant of El Salvador