Maranhão

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Maranhão.

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Maranhão

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Old Tupi, meaning "running sea", or an aumentative of mar (sea). The word was first used to refer to the Amazon River.

Proper noun[edit]

Maranhão

  1. Maranhão (a state in the Northeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is São Luís)