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Baja California

[bah-hah kal-uh-fawr-nyuh, -fawr-nee-uh; Spanish bah-hah kah-lee-fawr-nyah] /ˈbɑ hɑ ˌkæl əˈfɔr nyə, -ˈfɔr ni ə; Spanish ˈbɑ hɑ ˌkɑ liˈfɔr nyɑ/
noun
1.
a narrow peninsula in NW Mexico between the Gulf of California and the Pacific, forming two territories of Mexico. 55,634 sq. mi. (144,090 sq. km). Capitals: Mexicali (Northern Territory) and La Paz (Southern Territory).
Also called Baja, Lower California.
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Baja California

/ˈbaehɑ/
noun
1.
the Spanish name for Lower California
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Baja

in place names, Spanish baja, literally "lower," either in elevation or geography; cf. Baja California.

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