Paulista

noun
Pau·​lis·​ta | \ pau̇ˈlēstə \
plural -s

Definition of Paulista

1 : a Brazilian descended from the first Portuguese colonists and from the indigenous people of Brazil
2 : a native or inhabitant of the city of São Paulo, Brazil

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History and Etymology for Paulista

Portuguese Paulista, from São Paulo, state and city in Brazil + Portuguese -ista -ist (from Latin)

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“Paulista.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paulista. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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