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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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Noun1.Ecuadorian - a native or inhabitant of EcuadorEcuadorian - a native or inhabitant of Ecuador  
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
South American - a native or inhabitant of South America
Adj.1.Ecuadorian - of or relating to or characteristic of Ecuador or its people; "Ecuadorian folklore"
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The Ecuadorian banking system is exposed to a higher degree of supervision, regulation and government control than other financial systems in the region," said Larisa Arteaga, Director.
On January 11, Assange (46) was given Ecuadorian citizenship after he spent more than five years living in their embassy in London.
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His visit was the first Hungarian high-level contact with the new Ecuadorian administration that took office at the end of May.
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Elements of the Ecuadorian government remain committed to reducing the supply of drugs, though the country's top leadership places the highest priority on demand reduction and addressing the public health aspect of the issue.
Chevron has won a key challenge against a multi-billion-dollar judgment over polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon with toxic oil waste.
SPEECH: Ecuadorian ambassador Kabalan Abi Saab speaking at the opening ceremony.
Panelists said Ecuadorian law generally supports inclusive, rights-based practices, but discrimination persists, that government and civil society can play important roles in advancing Afro-Ecuadorian inclusion.
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