- a republic in N Central America. 42,042 sq. mi. (108,889 sq. km).
- Also called Guatemala City. a city in and the capital of this republic.
Examples from the Web for guatemala
The refugees come from Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias laid a calming hand on 1980s El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize
P. J. O’Rourke
October 11, 2014
The children are coming from three Central American countries—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.From Texas to Gaza, Reaping What We Sow
August 1, 2014
And if successful, the program would be extended to refugees in Guatemala and El Salvador.The Awful Facts Behind the White House's Plan to Help Honduras
July 27, 2014
And yet, she is determined that she and her children will never go back to Guatemala.‘We Cannot Return to Guatemala’: An Immigrant Mother’s Plea
July 24, 2014
The natives of Guatemala, a country of America, were used with great barbarity.Fox's Book of Martyrs
Berlin asked for his arrest and extradition and von Holleuffer fled to Guatemala.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
Pedro de Angulo and his companion reached Guatemala in 1539.The Annals of the Cakchiquels
Daniel G. Brinton
Vampire bats are more common in Nicaragua, but also exist in Guatemala.Ranching, Sport and Travel
I say to him: "Strong, big mans is need very much in Guatemala."Cabbages and Kings
- a republic in Central America: original Maya Indians conquered by the Spanish in 1523; became the centre of Spanish administration in Central America; gained independence and was annexed to Mexico in 1821, becoming an independent republic in 1839. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: quetzal and US dollar. Capital: Guatemala City. Pop: 14 373 472 (2013 est). Area: 108 889 sq km (42 042 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for guatemala
from words in a native language, variously identified as Quauhtemellan "land of the eagle" or Uhatzmalha "mountain where water gushes."