Bahia

geographical name
Ba·​hia | \ bə-ˈhē-ə How to pronounce Bahia (audio) , bä-ˈē-ə\

Definition of Bahia

1 or formerly Baía \ bä-​ˈē-​ə How to pronounce Baía (audio) \ state of eastern Brazil on the Atlantic coast; capital Salvador area 216,612 square miles (561,025 square kilometers), population 14,016,906
2 — see salvador

Other Words from Bahia

Bahian \ bə-​ˈhē-​ən How to pronounce Bahian (audio) , bä-​ˈē-​ən \ adjective or noun

More from Merriam-Webster on Bahia

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Bahia

Comments on Bahia

What made you want to look up Bahia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to mark by some ceremony or observation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!