Bahia



a coastal state of E Brazil. 216,130 sq. mi. (559,700 sq. km).
Capital: Salvador.
a former name of Salvador.
Contemporary Examples

Last June, a 14-year-old girl, Bahia Bakari, was the sole survivor of a crash in the Indian Ocean, off the Comoros Islands.
How to Survive a Plane Crash: Luck Clive Irving May 11, 2010

Bahia Bakari was aboard an Airbus A310 with 152 others when it slammed into the water making an approach in poor weather.
How to Survive a Plane Crash: Luck Clive Irving May 11, 2010

Historical Examples

Darwin saw this bird as far north on the Atlantic coast as Bahia Blanca.
Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2) P. L. Sclater

Since the year 1511 it had been known under the name of Bahia do Cabo Frio.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne

Susan had now to wonder what sort of things Bahia girls were, and why she kept them at Ramsgate.
Susan Amy Walton

The next morning we dropped our anchor in the harbour of Bahia.
Salt Water W. H. G. Kingston

Whoever would understand Marrakech must begin by mounting at sunset to the roof of the Bahia.
In Morocco Edith Wharton

The troops, which lately arrived from Bahia, re-embarked in order to return.
Journal of a Voyage to Brazil Maria Graham

The principal cacao comes from the State of Bahia, where the climate is ideal for its cultivation.
Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp

His Majesty’s ship Beaver arrived, two days since from Bahia.
Journal of a Voyage to Brazil Maria Graham

noun
a state of E Brazil, on the Atlantic coast. Capital: Salvador. Pop: 13 323 212 (2002). Area: about 562 000 sq km (217 000 sq miles)
the former name of San Salvador

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