Rio Grande do Sul

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English Rio Grande do Sul, which literally means "Great River of the South". Rio Grande ("Great River") is an old name for the Lagoa dos Patos, and the southern attribution contrasts with Rio Grande do Norte.

Proper noun[edit]

Rio Grande do Sul

  1. A state in the South Region of Brazil, whose capital is Porto Alegre.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "Great River of the South". Rio Grande ("Great River") is an old name for the Lagoa dos Patos, and the southern attribution contrasts with Rio Grande do Norte.

Proper noun[edit]

Rio Grande do Sul m

  1. A state in the South Region of Brazil. Capital: Porto Alegre.
    Synonym: RS (abbreviation)

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