Definition of Paraíba
1 or Paraíba do Norteplay \dü-ˈnȯr-tē\ river about 180 miles (290 kilometers) long in northeastern Brazil flowing east into the Atlantic Ocean
2 or Paraíba do Sulplay \dü-ˈsül\ river about 600 miles (965 kilometers) long in southeastern Brazil flowing northeast into the Atlantic Ocean
3 state of northeastern Brazil bordering on the Atlantic Ocean; capital João Pessoa area 21,803 square miles (56,470 square kilometers), population 3,766,528
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