Uruguay

Uruguay

[yoor-uh-gwey, -gwahy; Spanish oo-roo-gwahy]
noun
1.
a republic in SE South America. 72,172 sq. mi. (186,925 sq. km). Capital: Montevideo.
2.
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.

Uruguayan [yoor-uh-gwey-uhn, -gwahy-uhn] , adjective, noun
pro-Uruguayan, adjective, noun
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Uruguay (ˈjʊərəˌɡwaɪ)
 
n
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: 3 439 000 (2004 est). Area: 176 215 sq km (68 037 sq miles)

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Uruguay [(yoor-uh-gweye, yoor-uh-gway, oor-uh-gweye)]

Republic on the east coast of South America, tucked between Brazil to the north and east and Argentina to the west. The capital and largest city is Montevideo.

Note: Uruguay was under a repressive and violent military government from 1973 to 1985.
Note: It is a major producer of beef, leather, and wool.
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