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Paraguay

[par-uh-gwahy, -gwey; Spanish pah-rah-gwahy]
noun
1.
a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). Capital: Asunción.
2.
a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 miles (2400 km) long.

Paraguayan, adjective, noun
pro-Paraguay, adjective
pro-Paraguayan, adjective, noun
trans-Paraguayan, adjective
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Paraguay (ˈpærəˌɡwaɪ)
 
n
1.  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: 6 018 000 (2004 est). Area: 406 750 sq km (157 047 sq miles)
2.  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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Paraguay [(par-uh-gweye, par-uh-gway)]

Republic in south-central South America, enclosed by Bolivia on the west and north, Brazil on the northeast, and Argentina on the south and west.

Note: Controlled for many decades by a highly repressive military government. A civilian was elected president in 1993.
Note: Reputed sanctuary for Nazi fugitives.
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