- a republic in SE South America. 72,172 sq. mi. (186,925 sq. km). Capital: Montevideo.
- a river in SE South America, flowing from S Brazil along the boundary of E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 981 miles (1580 km) long.
Examples from the Web for uruguayan
If one word—soccer (or football)—sums up Uruguay, two words—Luis Suárez—capture the potency of the Uruguayan game.Uruguay’s Luis Suárez Puts Two Stakes Through England’s Heart
June 19, 2014
The other is a Uruguayan goal-scorer named Luis Suárez, the star of Liverpool, perhaps the most storied team in England.How Two Incidents of Alleged Racism in English Soccer Have Shocked the Sport
December 23, 2011
A few months later, Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos died of heart failure right on the catwalk in Montevideo, Uruguay.Isabelle Caro: Anorexic Model Dies, Her Mother Commits Suicide. How Should the Fashion Industry Respond?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 7, 2011
ALIVE IN THE ANDES After crash, Uruguayan rugby team turns to cannibalism.Before 447: Seven Other Plane-Crash Mysteries
The Daily Beast
June 5, 2009
The Uruguayan boasts that every acre of ground in his country is productive.Birdseye Views of Far Lands
James T. Nichols
The Uruguayan is curiously free from all evidence of this ostentation.
Both received much hospitality at the hands of their Uruguayan friends.
The physique of the Uruguayan men is of a distinctly high order.
The Uruguayan railways form no exception to the prevailing South American rule.
- of or relating to Uruguay or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Uruguay
- a republic in South America, on the Atlantic: Spanish colonization began in 1624, followed by Portuguese settlement in 1680; revolted against Spanish rule in 1820 but was annexed by the Portuguese to Brazil; gained independence in 1825. It consists mainly of rolling grassy plains, low hills, and plateaus. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Montevideo. Pop: 3 324 460 (2013 est). Area: 176 215 sq km (68 037 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for uruguayan
country named for river that flows past it, which is from a native name in an extinct language, said to represent uru "bird" + guay "tail," perhaps a reference to some totemic animal.