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Portuguese, from Spanish capitanía captaincy, company of soldiers, military district, from capitán + -ia -ia
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“Capitania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capitania. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.
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