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Minas Gerais, Brazil

Etymology

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From Portuguese Minas Gerais.

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Minas Gerais

  1. A state of the Southeast Region, Brazil. Capital: Belo Horizonte

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Portuguese Minas Gerais.

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Minas Gerais f

  1. Minas Gerais (a state of Brazil; capital: Belo Horizonte)

Portuguese

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Minas Gerais

Etymology

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Literally, General Mines. Two origins are proposed:

  • Literal meaning: the mines spread in several spots around a larger region
  • From Minas dos Matos Gerais ("Mines of the General Woods"), which encompasses the region of "Mines" and the region of "General Woods" (or "General Fields"), which were farther from mines and harder to access

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmĩ.nɐz ʒeˈɾajs/ [ˈmĩ.nɐz ʒeˈɾaɪ̯s]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /ˈmĩ.nɐ ʒeˈɾajʃ/ [ˈmĩ.nɐ ʒeˈɾaɪ̯ʃ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmi.naz ʒeˈɾajs/ [ˈmi.naz ʒeˈɾaɪ̯s]

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Minas Gerais

  1. A state of the Southeast Region, Brazil. Capital: Belo Horizonte
    Synonyms: Minas, MG
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