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Pernambuco

[pur-nuhm-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo]
noun
1.
a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km). Capital: Recife.
2.
former name of Recife.
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Pernambuco (ˌpɜːnəmˈbjuːkəʊ, Portuguese pernəmˈbuku)
 
n
1.  a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
2.  the former name of Recife

Recife (rɛˈsiːfə)
 
n
Former name: Pernambuco a port at the easternmost point of Brazil on the Atlantic: capital of Pernambuco state; built partly on an island, with many waterways and bridges. Pop: 3 527 000 (2005 est)

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