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Paraná

[par-uh-nah; Portuguese pah-rah-nah] /ˌpær əˈnɑ; Portuguese ˌpɑ rɑˈnɑ/
noun
1.
a river in central South America, flowing from S Brazil along the SE boundary of Paraguay and through E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 2050 miles (3300 km) long.
2.
a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River: the capital of Argentina 1852–61.
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Historical Examples
  • On the parana they have been known to get on board vessels at night.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • The parana and Paraguay Rivers are the only commercial outlet of the state.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • In the neighbourhood of parana it is prepared and drunk like Chinese tea.

  • The railway then runs north to the important town of parana, which is the headquarters.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • Subordinate to the parana are several Argentine systems which deserve mention.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • The parana is one of the most magnificent rivers in the world.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • He retired across the parana, and they despatched an army to occupy Santa F.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • This is the name applied to the group of islands forming the Delta of the parana.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
  • Rosario exists by reason of its port, which commands the parana.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
  • It can handle 50 tons from the parana and 500 tons from the railway per hour.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
British Dictionary definitions for parana

Paraná

noun
1.
(parəˈna). a state of S Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain and a large rolling plateau with extensive forests. Capital: Curitiba. Pop: 9 798 006 (2002). Area: 199 555 sq km (77 048 sq miles)
2.
(paraˈna). a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River opposite Santa Fe: capital of Argentina (1853–1862). Pop: 305 000 (2005 est)
3.
(Portuguese) (parəˈna; Spanish) (paraˈna). a river in central South America, formed in S Brazil by the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Paranaíba River and flowing generally south to the Atlantic through the Río de la Plata estuary. Length: 2900 km (1800 miles)
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