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Meaning of Rio de Janeiro

Ri•o de Ja•nei•ro

Pronunciation: (rē'ō dā zhu-nâr'ō, -nēr'ō, ju-, dē, du Port. rē'&oobreve di zhi-nā'r&oobreve), [key]
  1. a seaport in SE Brazil: former capital. 5,184,292. Also called
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