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Americana

[uh-mer-i-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-nuh] /əˌmɛr ɪˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ nə/
noun
1.
(often used with a plural verb) books, papers, maps, etc., relating to America, especially to its history, culture, and geography.
2.
(used with a singular verb) a collection of such materials.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; Americ(a) + -ana
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Americana

/əˌmɛrɪˈkɑːnə/
plural noun
1.
objects, such as books, documents, relics, etc, relating to America, esp in the form of a collection
2.
all forms of traditional music indigenous to America, and their modern variants
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Americana

city, in the highlands of east-central Sao Paulo estado (state), Brazil. Americana lies near the Piracicaba River at 1,732 feet (528 m) above sea level. It was settled in 1868 by immigrants from the former Confederate States of America. The settlement was made a seat of a municipality in 1924. Agriculture is a major local source of income, and foodstuffs are processed in the city. Textiles, tires, and clothing are also manufactured. Highways and railroads link Americana to the neighbouring cities of Limeira and Piracicaba, as well as to nearby Campinas and to Sao Paulo, the state capital, 68 miles (109 km) to the southeast. Americana is also served by an airport. Pop. (2005 est.) 200,100

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