Beja

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Beja pl (plural only)

  1. An ethnic group found along the Horn of Africa.

Proper noun[edit]

Beja

  1. The language of the Beja ethnic group.

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Beja

  1. A village in Latvia.

Etymology 3[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Beja

  1. A city and district of Portugal.
  2. A town and governorate of Tunisia, often spelled Béja.

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic.

Proper noun[edit]

Beja

  1. Beja (a city in southern Portugal)

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: Beja

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Beja

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese Beja, from Arabic بَاجَة(bāja), from Visigothic Paca, from Latin Pax (Augusta)/ Pax (Iulia) (the ancient Roman town).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈbɐ(j).ʒɐ/, [ˈbɐ(ɪ̯).ʒɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Central Portugal) /ˈbɛ.ʒɐ/, [ˈbɛ.ʒɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Southern Portugal) /ˈbe.ʒɐ/, [ˈbe.ʒɐ]

  • (file)
  • Homophone: beija
  • Hyphenation: Be‧ja

Proper noun[edit]

Beja f

  1. Beja (a district in southern Portugal)
  2. Beja (a city and municipality of Beja, Portugal)

Usage notes[edit]

Beja is never indicated by an article; see usage notes for Portugal.

Related terms[edit]