See also: bahia and bahía

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situation map of the Brazil state of Bahia

Etymology edit

From Portuguese Bahia, from bahia, an obsolete spelling of baía (bay). Doublet of Bay.

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  • IPA(key): /bəˈhiːə/, /bɒˈiːə/
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Bahia

  1. A state of the Northeast Region, Brazil. Capital: Salvador

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  • Baía (dated in Brazil, occasionally used in Portugal)

Etymology edit

From earlier Bahia de Todos os Santos (Bay of All Saints), after a bay on its coast. bahia is an obsolete spelling of baía (bay); the name of the state was specially mentioned as an example of the exception for traditional placenames in the spelling reform that proscribed <h> between vowels.

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Bahia f

  1. A state of the Northeast Region, Brazil. Capital: Salvador
    Synonym: (abbreviation) BA

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