- 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 guatemalan
While chipping away plaster from his kitchen wall, the Guatemalan man unearthed a series of centuries-old Mayan murals.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance
The Daily Beast
October 24, 2014
Isaac was born in Guatemala, but moved to Miami with his Guatemalan mother and Cuban father when he was still young.‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Star Oscar Isaac Is About to Be a Very Big Deal
December 5, 2013
This week, witnesses against the former dictator related the horrors committed by the Guatemalan Army.
I look at what happened during that time not as a Guatemalan but as an American.
Meanwhile, Guatemalan civic groups worry that the presence of U.S. troops could once again stoke repression at home.Guatemala: A Losing Battle in the War on Drugs?
September 16, 2012
Such, at least, is the Guatemalan account, which is the only one that has yet reached us.
To suppose that a cock-fighting Guatemalan priest could have scruples about stripping his church would be grotesque.The Woodlands Orchids
A Guatemalan woman, deserted in this country, had no recourse in law because she had had only the church ceremony in her country.Broken Homes
Joanna C. Colcord
(Guatemalan name for Chiapas,) and they extended over the whole province, later on.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1
Hubert Howe Bancroft
Guatemalan history from the Votan empire down to an indefinite date not many centuries before the conquest is a blank.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2
Hubert Howe Bancroft
- of or relating to Guatemala or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of 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)
Word Origin and History for guatemalan
from words in a native language, variously identified as Quauhtemellan "land of the eagle" or Uhatzmalha "mountain where water gushes."