Roraima

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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the Brazil state of Roraima

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Roraima, from Pemon Roroimü, from rora (green, blue, grue) + -imü (augmentative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Roraima

  1. a large tepui located at the junction of Guyana, Venezuela, and Brazil
  2. A state of the North Region, Brazil. Capital: Boa Vista

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Pemon Roroimü, from rora (green, blue, grue) + -imü (augmentative suffix). Other suggested meanings include "cashew range" and "mother of winds".

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ʁoˈɾaj.mɐ/ [hoˈɾaɪ̯.mɐ], /ʁoˈɾɐj.mɐ/ [hoˈɾɐɪ̯.mɐ]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /ʁoˈɾaj.mɐ/ [χoˈɾaɪ̯.mɐ], /ʁoˈɾɐj.mɐ/ [χoˈɾɐɪ̯.mɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ʁoˈɾaj.ma/ [hoˈɾaɪ̯.ma], /ʁoˈɾɐj.ma/ [hoˈɾɐɪ̯.ma]

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The pronunciation with /ɐj/ is sometimes proscribed. In Roraima, /aj/ is much more common.

Proper noun[edit]

Roraima m

  1. A state of the North Region, Brazil. Capital: Boa Vista
    Synonym: (abbreviation) RR

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