Paraguay [ par- uh-gwahy, -gwey; pah- Spanish rah- gwahy] EXAMPLES | noun a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). : Asunción. Capital a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 miles (2400 km) long. Related forms Par·a·guay·an, adjective, noun pro-Par·a·guay, adjective pro-Par·a·guay·an, adjective, noun trans-Par·a·guay·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for paraguay
The refugees come from Panama,
Paraguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.
Alfred Stroessner fled from a 1989 coup in
Paraguay and lived in Brazil for the next 18 years.
After the war, Josef Mengele found refuge in Argentina and later
Paraguay and Brazil.
Mengele managed to elude them, later making his way to
Paraguay are expected to follow suit, and then Bolivia and Ecuador.
It was during this Generalate that the
Paraguay missions reached their highest degree of efficiency.
If it is as far away as the prairies of
Paraguay, shall we let a dauntless little vagabond put our faith to shame?
President Hayes was the arbitrator and he decided in favour of
Paraguay in 1878.
In other words the missionaries had made Fernando Po a
To make matters worse, the Bishop of
Paraguay notified the Fathers that if they did not obey, they would be ipso facto suspended. British Dictionary definitions for paraguay noun an inland republic in South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1537, gaining independence in 1811; lost 142 500 sq km (55 000 sq miles) of territory and over half its population after its defeat in the war against Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (1865–70). It is divided by the Paraguay River into a sparsely inhabited semiarid region (Chaco) in the west, and a central region of wooded hills, tropical forests, and rich grasslands, rising to the Paraná plateau in the east. Official languages: Spanish and Guarani. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: guarani. Capital: Asunción. Pop: 6 623 252 (2013 est). Area: 406 750 sq km (157 047 sq miles) a river in South America flowing south through Brazil and Paraguay to the Paraná River. Length: about 2400 km (1500 miles)
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Word Origin and History for paraguay
country is named for the river, which is said to be from Guarani
para "water" + guay "born." Said to have been the name of a local chieftain who treated with the first Spanish explorers.
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Culture definitions for paraguay Paraguay [( par-uh-gweye, par-uh-gway)] Note
Controlled for many decades by a highly repressive military government. A civilian was elected president in 1993.
Reputed sanctuary for
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