Paraíba

geographical name

Pa·​ra·​í·​ba ˌper-ə-ˈē-bə How to pronounce Paraíba (audio)
ˌpa-rə-
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or Paraíba do Norte river about 180 miles (290 kilometers) long in northeastern Brazil flowing east into the Atlantic Ocean
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or Paraíba do Sul river about 600 miles (965 kilometers) long in southeastern Brazil flowing northeast into the Atlantic Ocean
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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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“Paraíba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Para%C3%ADba. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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