Pernambuco

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English[edit]

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the Brazil state of Pernambuco

Proper noun[edit]

Pernambuco

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

Translations[edit]


Galician[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pernambuco m

  1. Pernambuco (a state in the Northeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is Recife)
  2. Timbuktu, a distant or remote place

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Different origins are proposed, including:

  • Old Tupi paranãbuku ("long river") or para’nã ("river") + buka ("hole").
  • Pernão Boca or Pernambuka, approximations of how natives referred to "Boca de Fernão", an old name for the Santa Cruz channel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌpeʁ.nɐ̃.ˈbu.ku/
  • (Nordestino) IPA(key): /ˌpɛʁ.nɐ̃.ˈbu.ku/

Proper noun[edit]

Pernambuco m

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