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Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. [ˈɡo.ɐs](Brazilian Portuguese) [ˈɡo.wɐs](Brazilian Portuguese) [ɐ.lɐ.ˈɣo.ɐʃ](Portuguese)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Plural form of Portuguese alagoa, a variant of lagoa ("lagoon"), referring to the Manguaba (the "southern lagoon") and Mundaú (the "northern lagoon") estuarine lagoons. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Added 9/2/2021 by VerdeIperbolico
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C