ilha

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ilha

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese illa, from Old Catalan illa, from Latin insula, whence also English isle and French île. Displaced Old Portuguese inssoa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ilha f (plural ilhas)

  1. (geography) island
  2. (slang) A group of houses in a poor area of a town.
  3. (figuratively, popular) A person who stands alone in defense of an idea.

Descendants[edit]

  • Kabuverdianu: ilha