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04:36 Jun 21, 2005
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
Portuguese term or phrase: xibiri
My boyfriend signed an email with


Just wondering what it is in Portuguese. He's from Portugal.

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3 +1xibiri
Haggen Kennedy



6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1

As far as I know, Xibiri is not a Portuguese word, but rather a region in Vietnam (and possibly an ethnic group), although there is also a region called Xibiriwi in the Brazilian rainforest. If your boyfriend is called Xibiri (or signed as such) that's either one of these or a short form of some kind to another Portuguese word - I can't really tell you which, since there could be virtually thousands of words to choose from. I guess the best solution here is to simply ask your boyfriend what it means. :-)

1 - http://www.vnpost.mpt.gov.vn/bao_2002/so27/bdkh/tbb1.htm
2 - http://www.saigonnet.vn/dulich/quocte/cadacxtan-almaty.htm
3 - http://www.vov.org.vn/2005_06_05/vietnamese/thoisuquocte.htm

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