- a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). Capital: Asunción.
- a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 miles (2400 km) long.
Examples from the Web for paraguay
The refugees come from Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
Alfred Stroessner fled from a 1989 coup in Paraguay and lived in Brazil for the next 18 years.How Dictators Die
October 21, 2011
After the war, Josef Mengele found refuge in Argentina and later Paraguay and Brazil.
Mengele managed to elude them, later making his way to Paraguay.
Uruguay and Paraguay are expected to follow suit, and then Bolivia and Ecuador.Happy Now, Bibi?
December 8, 2010
It was sent me by Bompland, and was given to him by the Dictator of Paraguay himself.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Francia, of Paraguay, nodded amusedly to Bell as their eyes met.
He walked three miles out of town and to the banks of the Paraguay.
No new slaves are to be made in Paraguay or Bolivia, except when necessary.
The Paraguay affords a navigable water-way to the mouth of Plate River.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- an inland republic in South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1537, gaining independence in 1811; lost 142 500 sq km (55 000 sq miles) of territory and over half its population after its defeat in the war against Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (1865–70). It is divided by the Paraguay River into a sparsely inhabited semiarid region (Chaco) in the west, and a central region of wooded hills, tropical forests, and rich grasslands, rising to the Paraná plateau in the east. Official languages: Spanish and Guarani. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: guarani. Capital: Asunción. Pop: 6 623 252 (2013 est). Area: 406 750 sq km (157 047 sq miles)
- a river in South America flowing south through Brazil and Paraguay to the Paraná River. Length: about 2400 km (1500 miles)
Word Origin and History for paraguay
country is named for the river, which is said to be from Guarani para "water" + guay "born." Said to have been the name of a local chieftain who treated with the first Spanish explorers.