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French Guiana

[gee-an-uh, gee-ah-nuh]
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noun
  1. an overseas department of France, on the NE coast of South America: formerly a French colony. 35,135 sq. mi. (91,000 sq. km). Capital: Cayenne.
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Related formsFrench Guianese, French Guianan, adjective, noun
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French Guiana

noun
  1. a French overseas region in NE South America, on the Atlantic: colonized by the French in about 1637; tropical forests. Capital: Cayenne. Pop: 229 000 (2009 est). Area: about 91 000 sq km (23 000 sq miles)
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