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Peru

Pe·ru

 (pə-ro͞o′)
A country of western South America on the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited since at least the 9th millennium bc, it was the center of the Inca Empire after the 12th century ad. Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Inca in 1533 led to the establishment in 1542 of the Spanish viceroyalty of Peru, which in time included Panama and all of Spanish South America except Venezuela. Peru achieved full independence from Spain in 1824. Lima is the capital and the largest city.

Pe·ru′vi·an (-vē-ən) adj. & n.
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Peruvian

(pəˈruːvɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Peru or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Peru or its inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Peru
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Pe•ru•vi•an

(pəˈru vi ən)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to Peru or its inhabitants.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Peru.
[1740–50; < New Latin Perūvi(a) Peru + -an1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Peruvian - a native or inhabitant of PeruPeruvian - a native or inhabitant of Peru  
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
South American - a native or inhabitant of South America
Adj.1.Peruvian - of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people; "Peruvian artifacts"
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Translations
Peruánecperuánský
peruvianerperuviansk
perulainen
פרואניפרואנית
Peruanacperuanski
ペルー人ペルーペルーの
페루 사람페루의
peruanperuanskperuanska
เกี่ยวกับเปรูชาวเปรู
người Peruthuộc nước/người/tiếng Peru

Peruvian

[pəˈruːvɪən]
A. ADJperuano
B. Nperuano/a m/f
C. CPD Peruvian bark Nquina f
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Peruvian

[pəˈruːviən]
adjpéruvien(ne)
nPéruvien(ne) m/f
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Peruvian

adjperuanisch
nPeruaner(in) m(f)
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Peruvian

[pəˈruːvɪən] adj & nperuviano/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Peruvian

بِيرُوفِي, بِيرُوفِيٌّ Peruánec, peruánský peruvianer, peruviansk Peruaner, peruanisch περουβιανός peruano perulainen Péruvien Peruanac, peruanski peruviano ペルーの, ペルー人 페루 사람, 페루의 Peruaan, Peruaans peruaner, peruansk Peruwiańczyk, peruwiański peruano перуанец, перуанский peruan, peruansk เกี่ยวกับเปรู, ชาวเปรู Peru, Perulu người Peru, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Peru 秘鲁人, 秘鲁的
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References in classic literature ?
Probably the mother during an important interval was sailing down the Peruvian coast, when earthquakes caused the beach to gape.
And Saxon, back in her own kitchen and preparing supper for Billy, wondered what lusts and rapacities had led the old, burnt-faced woman from the big Peruvian ranch, through all the world, to West Oakland and Barry Higgins Old Barry was not the sort who would fling away his share of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, much less ever attain to such opulence.
That's the rifle I used against the Peruvian slave-drivers three years ago.
"Ah, that boy will find out some Bavarian or Peruvian princess; he will want a crown and an immense fortune."
He joined the crew of the American frigate United States, which reached Boston, stopping on the way at one of the Peruvian ports, in October of 1844.
d'Orbigny, is common to all the species of the genus; it is very useful to the Peruvian Indians, who use the dung for fuel, and are thus saved the trouble of collecting it.
It's nothing of the sort -- it's a Peruvian candlestick.
Some people, however indifferent they may become after a considerable space of absence, always contrive to leave a pleasant impression just at parting; not so Hunsden, a conference with him affected one like a draught of Peruvian bark; it seemed a concentration of the specially harsh, stringent, bitter; whether, like bark, it invigorated, I scarcely knew.
In their earliest development these entertainments took the form of feasts for the dead; such were held by the Greeks, under the name Nemeseia , by the Aztecs and Peruvians, as in modern times they are popular with the Chinese; though it is believed that the ancient dead, like the modern, were light eaters.
He had the mysterious juruparis of the Rio Negro Indians, that women are not allowed to look at and that even youths may not see till they have been subjected to fasting and scourging, and the earthen jars of the Peruvians that have the shrill cries of birds, and flutes of human bones such as Alfonso de Ovalle heard in Chile, and the sonorous green jaspers that are found near Cuzco and give forth a note of singular sweetness.
"The Peruvian government is exerting strenuous efforts to reach Arab and Asian markets," he said.
I CONFESS my awareness of Peruvian culture is pretty much limited to panpipes and ponchos.