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

Word History


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

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“Paulista.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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