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Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. a-ma-PA(Brazilian Portuguese)
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Meaning & History

Of uncertain origin. It may come from Tupi amapá, meaning "the place of the rain"; from a Nheengatu term meaning "island" or "land that ends", or from an Arawak term denoting the Hancornia amapa, a local species of tree; or from a Northern Geral term indicating a local species of tree. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Added 9/2/2021 by VerdeIperbolico