Guiana Highlands

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Guiana Highlands

A mountainous tableland region of northern South America extending from southeast Venezuela into Guyana and northern Brazil.
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Noun1.Guiana Highlands - a mountainous tableland in northern South America; extends from Venezuela into Guyana and northern Brazil
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
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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. But instead he joined the Fleet and went to fight the Spanish, who were once more threatening England, and of all enemies Raleigh considered the Spaniards the greatest.
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. He was condemned to death, therefore, on the old charge of treason passed upon him nearly fifteen years before.
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.
Long term drought is most likely to evolve in portions of the Guianas, the eastern Caribbean and Belize by the end of Novembe,' the CDPMN warned.
The book raises a number of interesting conceptual problems, though it does not achieve the intellectual complexity of the best, recent work on the Guianas, such as Miranda Spieler's 2012 interpretation of Guyane as "underworld" of empire.
According to most references, the term"Guianas" comes from an Amerindian word meaning "Land of Waters." This is certainly untrue: in the dominant tribal dialects, the suffix "yana" means "people." The name in fact represents an English corruption of a Spanish spelling of the name of a tribe living on the borders of Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil.
The Shell businesses sold are Shell Antilles, Guianas Ltd (SAGL) and Shell Belize Ltd.