[gee-an-uh, -ah-nuh, gahy-an-uh]
- a vast tropical region in NE South America, bounded by the Orinoco, Negro, and Amazon rivers and the Atlantic. About 690,000 sq. mi. (1,787,000 sq. km).
- the coastal portion of this region, which includes Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname. 175,275 sq. mi. (453,962 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for guiana
But in this island, as also in Guiana, there are very many of them.
Guiana hath but one entrance by the sea, if it hath that, for any vessels of burden.
The Arawàk Indians of Guiana reckon descent in the female line.The Science of Fairy Tales
Edwin Sidney Hartland
So Imthurm, for example, found it in 1884 among the Indians in Guiana.Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy
The small production of Guiana is also imported into the United States.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
- a region of NE South America, including Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, and the Guiana Highlands (largely in SE Venezuela and partly in N Brazil). Area: about 1 787 000 sq km (690 000 sq miles)