a republic in northern Central America. 42,042 sq. mi (108,889 sq km).
Also called Gua·te·ma·la Cit·y. a city in and the capital of the republic of Guatemala.
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- Gua·te·ma·lan, adjective, noun
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How to use Guatemala in a sentence
His mother does not yet know that he is heading to the United States or that he is facing a series of challenges in Guatemala to reach Mexico.This is how 300 LGBTQ people in the first Honduran migrant caravan of 2021 live | Dunia Orellana | February 3, 2021 | Washington Blade
Two days later, he crossed the border into Guatemala, where his 21-year-old sister was living.
He emphasized that Donald had volunteered her time performing surgery in rural Virginia and Guatemala, and made less than $25,000 from her pain practice.Loudoun doctor who faked coronavirus exposure, got relief loan after pleading guilty to running ‘pill mill,’ is sentenced | Rachel Weiner | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
When she was a child, growing up in Guatemala, she couldn’t attend school herself because she had to work as a farmhand.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories | by Melissa Sanchez | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
He was 15 and he had debts to pay, starting with the roughly $3,000 he owed for the “coyote” who guided him across Mexico from Guatemala.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories | by Melissa Sanchez | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
The refugees come from Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.
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 DAILY BEAST
The children are coming from three Central American countries—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
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 | Caitlin Dickson | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Sarah Moga | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The color of the flowers like those of Guatemala tobacco, is white, but in other respects nearly similar to other kinds.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Such in a condensed form are the tales that make up the primitive annals of the Quich nations of Guatemala.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
The relations of Guatemala with the United States are particularly close and cordial.
Guatemala previously had given its adhesion to the principles of arbitration promulgated under The Hague Convention.
No other country except the above exported to Guatemala goods exceeding $100,000 in value.
British Dictionary definitions for Guatemala
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)
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Cultural definitions for Guatemala
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