Definition of aldeia in English:

aldeia

(also aldea)

noun

  • In Portugal: a villa. In Brazil and other areas of Portuguese influence: a settlement, a village.

Origin

Early 17th century. From Portuguese aldeia village (12th cent.; also † aldea; the sense ‘villa, country house’ is apparently not paralleled in Portuguese before 1873) from Arabic al-ḍayʿa from al the + ḍayʿa landed estate, agricultural hamlet, farm, village.

Pronunciation

aldeia

/alˈdɪə/