Place:Alcântara, Maranhão, Brazil

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NameAlcântara
Alt namesAlcantarasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Alcântarasource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Espasa: Enciclopedia universal (1907); Fodor's: South America (1990) p 268
Santo Antônio de Alcântatasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCity
Coordinates2.417°S 44.467°W
Located inMaranhão, Brazil
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Alcantara, Alcântara (Portuguese), Alcántara (Spanish), Alcàntara, Alcàntera, El-Qantarah and (El) Kantara are all transliterations of the Arabic word al qantara (القنطرة), meaning "the bridge". It can be found not only in Arab countries, but also in the Iberian Peninsula, where the name persisted past the Reconquista, and Latin America, derived from Iberian place names and other places that were under Arab influence in the past.

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