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Paraguay

Par·a·guay

 (păr′ə-gwī′, -gwā′)
A landlocked country of south-central South America. Inhabited principally by the Guaraní, the region was first explored by Europeans in 1516 and grew around the colony of Asunción (founded in the 1530s). Paraguay achieved de facto independence from Spain in 1811 and was ruled by a series of dictators in the 1800s. Paraguay was involved in costly wars with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (1865-1870) and Bolivia (1932-1935). Asunción is the capital and the largest city.

Par′a·guay′an adj. & n.

Paraguay

(ˈpærəˌɡwaɪ)
n
1. (Placename) an inland republic in South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1537, gaining independence in 1811; lost 142 500 sq km (55 000 sq miles) of territory and over half its population after its defeat in the war against Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (1865–70). It is divided by the Paraguay River into a sparsely inhabited semiarid region (Chaco) in the west, and a central region of wooded hills, tropical forests, and rich grasslands, rising to the Paraná plateau in the east. Official languages: Spanish and Guarani. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: guarani. Capital: Asunción. Pop: 6 623 252 (2013 est). Area: 406 750 sq km (157 047 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in South America flowing south through Brazil and Paraguay to the Paraná River. Length: about 2400 km (1500 miles)

Par•a•guay

(ˈpær əˌgwaɪ, -ˌgweɪ)

n.
1. a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 5,434,095; 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). Cap.: Asunción.
2. a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 mi. (2400 km) long.
Par`a•guay′an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paraguay - a landlocked republic in south central South AmericaParaguay - a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
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
Triple Frontier - the border area where Argentina and Brazil and Paraguay meet; an active South American center for contraband and drug trafficking and money laundering; a suspected locale for Islamic extremist groups
Asuncion, capital of Paraguay - the capital and chief port of Paraguay
Parana, Parana River - a South American river; tributary of Rio de la Plata
Guaira, Guaira Falls, Sete Quedas - a great waterfall on the border between Brazil and Paraguay
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Paraguayan - a native or inhabitant of Paraguay
Translations
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パラグアイ
파라과이
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ประเทศปารากวัย
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