British Guiana

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British Guiana

See Guyana.

British Guiana

n
(Placename) the former name (until 1966) of Guyana

Guy•a•na

(gaɪˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə)

n.
an independent republic on the NE coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 705,156; 82,978 sq. mi. (214,913 sq. km). Cap.: Georgetown. Formerly, British Guiana.
Guy`a•nese′ (-əˈniz, -ˈnis) n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.British Guiana - a republic in northeastern South AmericaBritish Guiana - a republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
Guiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
Stabroek, Georgetown - port city and the capital and largest city of Guyana; "the city was called Stabroek by the Dutch but was renamed Georgetown by the British in 1812"
Demerara - a former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana
Demerara - a river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic
Guyanese - a native or inhabitant of Guyana
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