- a republic in W South America. 404,388 sq. mi. (1,047,370 sq. km). Capitals: La Paz and Sucre.
- (often lowercase) a twill fabric made of cut pile with lines either in the warp direction or on the bias.
Examples from the Web for bolivian
The way San Pedro Prison functions is a necessity as a result, Bolivian journalist Aldo Medinaceli explained to me.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison
October 12, 2014
A group of Bolivian miners must have received the shock of their lives when they uncovered a slab with 5,055 gigantic footprints.294 Dinosaurs Once Walked on This Wall in Bolivia
October 24, 2013
"It was the miracle of the multiplication of gasoline," Saboia later told a Bolivian reporter.Escape from Bolivia
September 2, 2013
After he tried to incite revolution there, he was executed by CIA-assisted Bolivian authorities.Which Country Should Snowden Live In?
July 7, 2013
Michael Moynihan on the Bolivian farce, the WikiLeaks sideshow, and other yanqui ‘victims.’Edward Snowden’s Parasites: Evo Morales, Julian Assange & More
July 5, 2013
The Salta line was continued in 1908 to the Bolivian tableland.The Argentine Republic</p>
On leave of absence he also fought in the Bolivian War of Independence.
Armando Normand: a Bolivian, I believe of foreign parentage.The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise
It is near the Bolivian frontier and is strongly garrisoned.
It's a new leaf—Bolivian with a Virginian blend, not on the market yet.The Secret of the League
- of or relating to Bolivia or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
- an inland republic in central S America: original Aymará Indian population conquered by the Incas in the 13th century; colonized by Spain from 1538; became a republic in 1825; consists of low plains in the east, with ranges of the Andes rising to over 6400 m (21 000 ft) and the Altiplano, a plateau averaging 3900 m (13 000 ft) in the west; contains some of the world's highest inhabited regions; important producer of tin and other minerals. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: boliviano. Capital: La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial). Pop: 10 461 053 (2013 est). Area: 1 098 580 sq km (424 260 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for bolivian
South American republic, founded 1825, named for Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), statesman and soldier.