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[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo] /ˌpɜr nəmˈbyu koʊ, -ˈbu-; Portuguese ˌpɛr nɑmˈbu kʊ/

a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km).
Capital: Recife.
former name of .
/ˌpɜːnəmˈbjuːkəʊ; Portuguese pernəmˈbuku/
a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
the former name of Recife


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