Sal·va·dor (sălvə-dôr′, säl′və-dôr) Formerly Ba·hi·a (bə-hēə, bä-ēə)
A city of eastern Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south-southwest of Recife. Founded in 1549, it was the capital of the Portuguese possessions in the New World until 1763.
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