Rio de Janeiro

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Rio de Janeiro (River of January). The city was named after the Guanabara Bay (the word rio, which in modern Portuguese means "river", could also mean other water bodies such as bays in the 16th century) and the date it was discovered by Portuguese founders: January 1, 1502.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹiːəʊ dɪ ʒəˈnɪəɹəʊ/, /ˈɹiːəʊ de ʒəˈneəɹəʊ/

Proper noun[edit]

Rio de Janeiro

  1. A state in the Southeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is Rio de Janeiro.
  2. A municipality, the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Romanization[edit]

Rio de Janeiro

  1. Rōmaji transcription of リオデジャネイロ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of リオ・デ・ジャネイロ

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "river of January". The city was named after the Guanabara Bay (the word rio, which in modern Portuguese means "river", could also mean other water bodies such as bays in the 16th century) and the date it was discovered by Portuguese founders: January 1, 1502.

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Proper noun[edit]

Rio de Janeiro m

  1. Rio de Janeiro (a state in the Southeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is Rio de Janeiro)
  2. Rio de Janeiro (a municipality, the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:Rio de Janeiro.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Rio (short form)