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Arequipa

[ar-uh-kee-pah; Spanish ah-re-kee-pah] /ˌær əˈki pɑ; Spanish ˌɑ rɛˈki pɑ/
noun
1.
a city in S Peru.
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  • Her people are backward, and, at least in Cuzco and Arequipa, I should say the dirtiest in the world.

  • Seventy-five of them were sent to the government penitentiary at Arequipa.

  • When relief came our dead and wounded were taken to Arequipa.

  • The people in Arequipa were loyal to the existing government.

  • Our pack train was supposed to have started from Arequipa the day before.

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  • Their supplies were exhausted, so those which we had brought from Arequipa were doubly welcome.

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  • One evening I happened to be dining with a friend at the hospitable Arequipa Club.

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  • Furthermore, the roofs in Arequipa are of tiles; consequently no harm was done by sparks.

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  • Here in Arequipa, one begins to realize that Peru is in respect of population still essentially a land of the aborigines.

  • Probably it is small, not five per cent over the whole country, but in Arequipa it may be much larger.

British Dictionary definitions for Arequipa

Arequipa

/ˌærɪˈkiːpə; Spanish areˈkipa/
noun
1.
a city in S Peru, at an altitude of 2250 m (7500 ft): founded in 1540 on the site of an Inca city. Pop: 791 000 (2005 est)
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