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Uruguay

U·ru·guay

 (yo͝or′ə-gwī′, -gwā′, o͞o′ro͞o-gwī′)
A country of southeast South America on the Atlantic Ocean and the Río de la Plata. Originally inhabited by various indigenous peoples, the area was colonized in the 1600s by the Spanish and Portuguese, with Spain establishing sole dominance after 1724. Uruguay declared independence from Spain in 1810 and from Argentina in 1814, struggling against Brazilian occupation to achieve full independence in 1828. Montevideo is the capital and the largest city.

U′ru·guay′an adj. & n.
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Uruguay

(ˈjʊərəˌɡwaɪ)
n
(Placename) a republic in South America, on the Atlantic: Spanish colonization began in 1624, followed by Portuguese settlement in 1680; revolted against Spanish rule in 1820 but was annexed by the Portuguese to Brazil; gained independence in 1825. It consists mainly of rolling grassy plains, low hills, and plateaus. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Montevideo. Pop: 3 324 460 (2013 est). Area: 176 215 sq km (68 037 sq miles)
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U•ru•guay

(ˈyʊər əˌgweɪ, -ˌgwaɪ, ˈʊər-)

n.
1. a republic in SE South America. 3,308,523; 68,037 sq. mi. (176,215 sq. km). Cap.: Montevideo.
2. a river in SE South America, flowing from S Brazil into the Río de la Plata. 981 mi. (1580 km) long.
U`ru•guay′an, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Uruguay - a South American republic on the southeast coast of South AmericaUruguay - a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
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
capital of Uruguay, Montevideo - the capital and largest city of Uruguay; a cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports in South America
La Plata, Plata River, Rio de la Plata - an estuary between Argentina and Uruguay
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Uruguayan - a native or inhabitant of Uruguay
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Translations
Uruguay
Uruguay
Uruguay
Urugvaj
ウルグアイ
우루과이
Uruguay
ประเทศอุรุกวัย
nước Uruguay

Uruguay

[ˈjʊərəgwaɪ] NUruguay m
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Uruguay

[ˈjʊərəgwaɪ] nUruguay m
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Uruguay

nUruguay nt
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Uruguay

[ˈjʊərəˌgwaɪ] nl'Uruguay m
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Uruguay

أُورُوجَوْاي Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay Ουρουγουάη Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay Urugvaj Uruguay ウルグアイ 우루과이 Uruguay Uruguay Urugwaj Uruguai Уругвай Uruguay ประเทศอุรุกวัย Uruguay nước Uruguay 乌拉圭
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It is a very curious circumstance in its geographical distribution, that it has never been seen, fortunately for the inhabitants of Banda Oriental, to the eastward of the river Uruguay: yet in this province there are plains which appear admirably adapted to its habits.
The soil is varied and productive; and its almost insular form gives it two grand lines of communication by the rivers Parana and Uruguay.
d'Orbigny found on the banks of the Parana, at the height of a hundred feet, great beds of an estuary shell, now living a hundred miles lower down nearer the sea; and I found similar shells at a less height on the banks of the Uruguay; this shows that just before the Pampas was slowly elevated into dry land, the water covering it was brackish.
One day, when hunting on the banks of the Uruguay, I was shown certain trees, to which these animals constantly recur for the purpose, as it is said, of sharpening their claws.
The Uruguay, flowing through a granitic country, is much clearer; and where the two channels unite at the head of the Plata, the waters may for a long distance be distinguished by their black and red colours.
"I know an Esquimau in Upernavik who sends to Cincinnati for his neckties, and I saw a goatherder in Uruguay who won a prize in a Battle Creek breakfast food puzzle competition.
Chile held more possession in the opening 45 minutes, as Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez forced Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera into diving saves.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said it is disconcerting and serious that a criminal like Rocco Morabito managed to escape from a prison in Uruguay. 
With Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in top form, Uruguay earned a comfortable 4-0 win over 10-man Ecuador in its opening match on Sunday.
With regard to the visit of the so-called foreign minister of the puppet regime created in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the official of the Foreign Ministry stressed that the position of Uruguay is fundamental and unchangeable.
But the Paris Saint-Germain striker had the last laugh, netting from the spot late in the second half after Diego Laxalt was harshly ruled to have fouled Danilo.Brazil are now unbeaten in their last 10 meetings with Uruguay, who haven't defeated the five-time world champions since 2001.Brazil, building towards hosting the Copa America next year, take on Cameroon in another friendly in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.