- Spanish Pe·rú [pe-roo] /pɛˈru/. a republic in W South America. 496,222 sq. mi. (1,285,215 sq. km). Capital: Lima.
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Examples from the Web for peruvian
Van der Sloot said that the “unexpected transfer may affect my mental health,” according to Peruvian press reports.Did Joran Van Der Sloot Fake His Prison Shanking?
Andrea Zarate, Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 5, 2014
A Peruvian court subsequently convicted him of smuggling $150,000 out of the country and he was given a two-year prison sentence.
The CIA directed a source in the Peruvian Investigations Police to pursue the lead.
He hung rare masks from Papua New Guinea above embroidered Peruvian pillows, and somehow the combination made sense.Casa de la Torre: The Museum of Mexico’s Liberace
March 24, 2014
The first search and rescue mission mapped an effort to find two friends who had gone missing while hiking in the Peruvian Andes.Now You Can Hunt for Flight 370
March 12, 2014
There is before me a motion presented by the Peruvian delegation.Latin America and the United States
An ounce and a half of peruvian bark bruised, and an ounce of orange peel, steeped in a pint of the best brandy, for ten days.
There are many Englishmen who have made fortunes in the Peruvian trade.
He was wrecked on the Peruvian coast and became a beachcomber, and then got a berth in a whaler.The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
This was done, and the Peruvian quickly hauled down his colors.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
- of or relating to Peru or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Peru
- a republic in W South America, on the Pacific: the centre of the great Inca Empire when conquered by the Spanish in 1532; gained independence in 1824 by defeating Spanish forces with armies led by San Martín and Bolívar; consists of a coastal desert, rising to the Andes; an important exporter of minerals and a major fishing nation. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: nuevo sol. Capital: Lima. Pop: 29 849 303 (2013 est). Area: 1 285 215 sq km (496 222 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for peruvian
from Spanish Peru, said to be from Quechua pelu "river." Related: Peruvian.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Achieved independence from Spain in 1821.
Peru was the heart of the Inca Empire, which flourished from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. The remains of the empire include the fabled stone fortress of Machu Picchu.
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