Alagoas

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English[edit]

the Brazil state of Alagoas

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Alagoas, from alagoas (lakes).

The name appears as a competitor with the names of the lagoons of Manguaba, a lagoa do sul ("the southern lagoon"), and Mundaú, a lagoa do norte ("the northern lagoon"), already in the 16th century, when settlements were founded near the Alagoa do Norte and the Alagoa do Sul, the Alagoas, with the inclusion of the rest of the lagoons in the area.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌæləˈɡəʊəs/, /ˌɑːləˈɡəʊəs/, /ˌɑːlɑːˈɡəʊɑːs/

Proper noun[edit]

Alagoas

  1. A state in the Northeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is Maceió.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alagoas (lakes).

The name appears as a competitor with the names of the lagoons of Manguaba, a lagoa do sul ("the southern lagoon"), and Mundaú, a lagoa do norte ("the northern lagoon"), already in the 16th century, when settlements were founded near the Alagoa do Norte and the Alagoa do Sul, the Alagoas, with the inclusion of the rest of the lagoons in the area.

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Proper noun[edit]

Alagoas m, f pl

  1. Alagoas (a state in the Northeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is Maceió)