[fuh-vel-uh; Portuguese fah-ve-lah] /fəˈvɛl ə; Portuguese fɑˈvɛ lɑ/

a shantytown in or near a city, especially in Brazil; slum area.
(in Brazil) a shanty or shantytown


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