Goiânia [goi-ah-nee-uh] noun
- a city in and the capital of Goiás, in central Brazil, SW of Brasília.
Goiás [goi-ahs] noun
- a state in central Brazil. 247,826 sq. mi. (641,870 sq. km). Capital: Goiânia.
British Dictionary definitions for goiania Goiânia noun
- a city in central Brazil, capital of Goiás state: planned in 1933 to replace the old capital, Goiás; two universities. Pop: 1 878 000 (2005 est)
- a state of central Brazil, in the Brazilian Highlands: contains Brasília, the capital of Brazil. Capital: Goiânia. Pop: 5 210 335 (2002). Area: 341 289 sq km (131 772 sq miles)