Minas Gerais

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Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. MEE-nuz zheh-RIES(Brazilian Portuguese)
MEE-nuzh zhi-RIESH(Portuguese)
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Meaning & History

Literally "general mines" in Portuguese. It is unclear whether the adjective Gerais refers to the many mines within the region or to the Matos Gerais (or Campos Gerais), the fields that were far away from the mines. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Added 9/2/2021 by VerdeIperbolico