- 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
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.