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Ecuador

Ec·ua·dor

 (ĕk′wə-dôr′)
A country of northwest South America on the Pacific Ocean. Once part of the Inca Empire, it was conquered by the Spanish in 1534 and later became subject to Peru and New Granada. The area achieved independence from Spain in 1822 but formed a part of Greater Colombia until 1830, when it became a separate country. Quito is the capital and Guayaquil the largest city.

Ec′ua·dor′i·an adj. & n.
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Ecuador

(ˈɛkwəˌdɔː)
n
(Placename) a republic in South America, on the Pacific: under the Incas when Spanish colonization began in 1532; gained independence in 1822; declared a republic in 1830. It consists chiefly of a coastal plain in the west, separated from the densely forested upper Amazon basin (Oriente) by ranges and plateaus of the Andes. Official language: Spanish; Quechua is also widely spoken. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: Quito. Pop: 15 439 429 (2013 est). Area: 283 560 sq km (109 483 sq miles)
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Ec•ua•dor

(ˈɛk wəˌdɔr)

n.
a republic in NW South America. 12,562,496; 109,483 sq. mi. (283,561 sq. km). Cap.: Quito.
Ec`ua•do′ran, Ec`ua•do′re•an, Ec`ua•do′ri•an, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South AmericaEcuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
Puka Inti, Red Sun, Sol Rojo - a small but violent terrorist organization formed in Ecuador in the early 1990s; responsible for bombing several government buildings
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Guayaquil - the largest city of Ecuador
capital of Ecuador, Quito - the capital of Ecuador
Galapagos, Galapagos Islands - a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life
Cotacachi - an Andean volcano in northern Ecuador; last erupted in 1955
Cotopaxi - the world's largest active volcano; located in the Andes in north central Ecuador
Sangay - an inactive volcano in the Andes in central Ecuador; last erupted in 1946
Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
Chimborazo - a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Ecuadoran, Ecuadorian - a native or inhabitant of Ecuador
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Translations
Ekvádor
Ecuador
Ecuador
Ekvador
エクアドル
에콰도르
Ecuador
ประเทศเอกวาดอร์
nước Ecuador

Ecuador

[ˌekwəˈdɔːʳ] NEcuador m
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Ecuador

[ˈɛkwədɔːr] nÉquateur m
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Ecuador

nEcuador nt, → Ekuador nt
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Ecuador

[ˈɛkwəˌdɔːʳ] nEcuador m
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Ecuador

الاكوادور Ekvádor Ecuador Ecuador Εκουαδόρ Ecuador Ecuador Équateur Ekvador Ecuador エクアドル 에콰도르 Ecuador Ecuador Ekwador Equador Эквадор Ecuador ประเทศเอกวาดอร์ Ekvador nước Ecuador 厄瓜多尔
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References in classic literature ?
There are revolutions in Ecuador. We call them elections.
It is true, she is the most beautiful woman in Ecuador. But also is she most beautiful in every country--in Paris, in Madrid, in New York, in Vienna.
Maria Valenzuela was rich--richer than I, who am accounted very rich in Ecuador. But John Harned did not care for her money.
Also, he needed her money for his ventures and for his gold mine in Eastern Ecuador where the painted Indians live.
The band finished playing the national hymn of Ecuador. The procession of the toreadors was over.
More men were killed that day because of John Harned than were ever killed in all the history of the bull-ring of Quito, yes, and of Guayaquil and all Ecuador.
Arrived in Ecuador, squarely under the equatorial sun, where the humans were dying of yellow fever, smallpox, and the plague, I promptly drank again-- every drink of every sort that had a kick in it.
"Ever been in Ecuador? Then take my advice--and don't.
Seems she'd just found it in the torn lining of the trunk I'd brought back from Ecuador--I who for two years didn't even know I'd been to Ecuador, or Australia, or anything!
On its round border it bore the letters, REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR: QUITO.
A number had gone to Panama, and four were talking of going to Ecuador to work in the shops of the railroad that ran over the Andes to Quito.
In their near decade-long history, Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the satisfaction and safety of their guests.