an independent republic on the northeastern coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 82,978 sq. mi. (214,913 sq. km). Capital: Georgetown.
- Formerly Brit·ish Gui·a·na .
- Guy·a·nese [gahy-uh-neez, -nees], /ˌgaɪ əˈniz, -ˈnis/, noun, adjective
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How to use Guyana in a sentence
Guyana is a former British colony that borders Venezuela, Suriname and Brazil.
Gonsalves said that authorities in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are also prepared to assist.Volcano on St. Vincent erupts, spewing column of ash amid evacuations | Teo Armus, Anthony Faiola, Matthew Cappucci | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Her parents, immigrants from Guyana, both have their PhDs and ask their daughter often about going back to school.It’s getting easier to land a six-figure job—without a four-year degree | Karen Yuan | February 3, 2021 | Fortune
Moments earlier, I learned from him that my grandfather’s final bit of travel before he died was to Guyana, where our ancestors had lived, and where he had arranged to meet with a distant family member.Meet Four Craft Chocolate Makers Decolonizing the Industry | Jinji Fraser | October 22, 2020 | Eater
The dean of Yale’s School of Management grew up in a small village in Guyana.“One Does Not Know Where an Insight Will Come From” | People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 3: Kerwin Charles | Steven D. Levitt | September 19, 2020 | Freakonomics
To smuggle 500 kilograms of Mexican cocaine in frozen fish from Guyana to Italy would require as many as 5,000 fish.
These unfortunates were then taken to Bordeaux in carts, to be transported to Guyana.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
In Guyana there are one or two small species, and along the forest-covered sides of the Andes two or three more.Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found | Mayne Reid
Mr. Bullock informed me he had the two sexes of this bird sent him from the interior of Guyana.Zoological Illustrations, Volume II | William Swainson
He induced 14,000 deluded French people to go and take possession of the rich and fertile lands of Guyana.The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
They are abundant in Paraguay; and Sonnini, the traveller, has observed them in Guyana.Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for Guyana
a republic in NE South America, on the Atlantic: colonized chiefly by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries; became a British colony in 1831 and an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1966. Official language: English. Religions: Christian and Hindu. Currency: dollar. Capital: Georgetown. Pop: 739 903 (2013 est). Area: about 215 000 sq km (83 000 sq miles): Former name (until 1966): British Guiana
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