Guyana

Guyana

[gahy-an-uh, -ah-nuh]
noun
an independent republic on the NE coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 82,978 sq. mi. (214,913 sq. km). Capital: Georgetown.
Formerly British Guiana.

Guyanese [gahy-uh-neez, -nees] , noun, adjective

Guiana, Guinea, Guyana.
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Guyana (ɡaɪˈænə)
 
n
Former name (until 1966): British Guiana a republic in NE South America, on the Atlantic: colonized chiefly by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries; became a British colony in 1831 and an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1966. Official language: English. Religions: Christian and Hindu. Currency: dollar. Capital: Georgetown. Pop: 767 000 (2004 est). Area: about 215 000 sq km (83 000 sq miles)

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