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Arica

[uh-ree-kuh; Spanish ah-ree-kah] /əˈri kə; Spanish ɑˈri kɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in N Chile.
2.
See under Tacna-Arica.

Tacna-Arica

[tak-nuh-uh-ree-kuh; Spanish tahk-nah-ah-ree-kah] /ˈtæk nə əˈri kə; Spanish ˈtɑk nɑ ɑˈri kɑ/
noun
1.
a maritime region in W South America: long in dispute between Chile and Peru; annexed by Chile 1883; divided as a result of arbitration 1929 into a Peruvian department (Tac·na) and a Chilean department (Arica)
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Arica

/əˈriːkə; Spanish aˈrika/
noun
1.
a port in extreme N Chile: awarded to Chile in 1929 after the lengthy Tacna-Arica dispute with Peru; outlet for Bolivian and Peruvian trade. Pop: 180 000 (2005 est) See also Tacna-Arica

Tacna-Arica

/Spanish ˈtaknaaˈrika/
noun
1.
a coastal desert region of W South America, long disputed by Chile and Peru: divided in 1929 into the Peruvian department of Tacna and the Chilean department of Arica
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