geographical name Pa·ra·í·ba \ˌpa-rə-ˈē-bə\

Definition of Paraíba

  1. 1 or Paraíba do Norte \dü-ˈnȯr-tē\play river about 180 miles (290 kilometers) long in northeastern Brazil flowing east into the Atlantic Ocean

  2. 2 or Paraíba do Sul \dü-ˈsül\play river about 600 miles (965 kilometers) long in southeastern Brazil flowing northeast into the Atlantic Ocean

  3. 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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