a region in Ecuador, E of the Andes: the border long disputed by Peru.
a province in E Cuba. 14,132 sq. mi. (36,600 sq. km). Capital: Santiago de Cuba.

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Examples from the Web for oriente

Historical Examples of oriente

  • They are very easy of access, but are of a lower grade than those of Oriente.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • Meantime in Oriente the Cubans were more than holding their own.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • Jefferson and the natural shrewdness of a peasant from Oriente Province.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase

  • The quadrupeds of the Oriente are few and far between in the dry season.

  • The only river of real importance is the Cauto, in Oriente Province.

    Cuba, Old and New

    Albert Gardner Robinson