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Praia

[Portuguese prahy-ah; English prahy-uh] /Portuguese ˈpraɪ ɑ; English ˈpraɪ ə/
noun
1.
the capital of Cape Verde, in the S Atlantic Ocean, on S São Tiago Island.

Cape Verde

[vurd] /vɜrd/
noun
1.
a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 1557 sq. mi. (4033 sq. km).
Capital: Praia.
Related forms
Cape Verdean
[vur-dee-uh n] /ˈvɜr di ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Praia

Praia

/ˈpraɪə/
noun
1.
the capital of Cape Verde; a port and submarine cable station. Pop: 115 000 (2005 est)

Cape Verde

/vɜːd/
noun
1.
a republic in the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, consisting of a group of ten islands and five islets: an overseas territory of Portugal until 1975, when the islands became independent. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Christian (Roman Catholic) majority; animist minority. Currency: Cape Verdean escudo. Capital: Praia. Pop: 531 046 (2013 est). Area: 4033 sq km (1557 sq miles)
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