The city lays on a peninsula located in between "All Saints Bay" and the Atlantic Ocean.
Every time people talked about Salvador, they referred to it as, "the province with the bay in it". Later on, the province would be officially named "The Province of Bahia" (the province of the bay).
Bahians, like all Brazilians, speak Portuguese. The accent, however, is different from that of other regions of the country. Today due to tourism expansion there are some people who speak English in touristic areas and hotels.
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