|Tocantins (Portuguese tokã̃ˈtɪ̃s)|
|1.||a state of N Brazil, created from the northern part of Goiás state in 1988. Capital: Palmas. Pop: 1 207 014 (2002). Area: 278 421 sq km (107 499 sq miles)|
|2.||a river in E Brazil, rising in S central Goiás state and flowing generally north to the Pará River. Length: about 2700 km (1700 miles)|
inland estado (state) of north-central Brazil. Tocantins is bounded by the states of Maranhao and Piaui to the northeast, Bahia to the east, Goias to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Para to the northwest. Tocantins was created from the northern two-fifths of Goias state in 1989. The capital is Palmas.
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