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 (gē-ăn′ə, -ä′nə, gī-)
A region of northeast South America including southeast Venezuela, part of northern Brazil, and French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana.


(ɡaɪˈænə; ɡɪˈɑːnə) or

The Guianas

(Placename) a region of NE South America, including Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, and the Guiana Highlands (largely in SE Venezuela and partly in N Brazil). Area: about 1 787 000 sq km (690 000 sq miles)


(giˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə, gaɪˈæn ə)

1. a vast tropical region in NE South America, bounded by the Orinoco, Negro, and Amazon rivers and the Atlantic.
2. the coastal portion of this region, which includes Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname.
Gui•an′an, Gui`a•nese′ (-əˈniz, -ˈnis) adj., n., pl. -nese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Guiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and SurinamGuiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
British Guiana, Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Guyana - a republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
Dutch Guiana, Netherlands Guiana, Republic of Suriname, Surinam, Suriname - a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama


[gaɪˈɑːnə] NGuayana f


nGuayana nt
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This time he sailed to Guiana in South America, in search of Eldorado, the fabled city of gold.
Raleigh was ready to set off again at once to discover more of Guiana.
His money was spent, his ships shattered, his men in mutiny, and hardest of all to bear, his young son Walter lay dead in far Guiana, slain in a fight with Spaniards.
But so clearly did he show that he had broken no peace where no peace was, that it was found impossible to put him to death because of what he had done in Guiana.
The rock-thrush of Guiana, birds of Paradise, and some others, congregate; and successive males display their gorgeous plumage and perform strange antics before the females, which standing by as spectators, at last choose the most attractive partner.
Augustino; so that he found he was upon the coast of Guiana, or the north part of Brazil, beyond the river Amazon, toward that of the river Orinoco, commonly called the Great River; and began to consult with me what course he should take, for the ship was leaky, and very much disabled, and he was going directly back to the coast of Brazil.
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We report the results of this 8-year hantavirus surveillance in humans and rodents in French Guiana and an investigation for hantavirus in rodents.
Guiana and the Shadows of Empire: Colonial and Cultural Negotiations at the Edge of the World.