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ˌnɪk əˈrɑ gwəNicaragua

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nicaragua, Republic of Nicaraguanoun

    a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821


  1. Nicaraguanoun

    Country in Central America; official name: Republic of Nicaragua.

    Etymology: Native town name + agua


  1. Nicaragua

    Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The country is situated between 11 and 14 degrees north of the Equator in the Northern Hemisphere, which places it entirely within the tropics. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country's physical geography divides it into three major zones: Pacific lowlands; wet, cooler central highlands; and the Caribbean lowlands. On the Pacific side of the country are the two largest fresh water lakes in Central America—Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua. Surrounding these lakes and extending to their northwest along the rift valley of the Gulf of Fonseca are fertile lowland plains, with soil highly enriched by ash from nearby volcanoes of the central highlands. Nicaragua's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contribute to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua achieved its independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis—the most notable causes that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic, and has experienced economic growth and political stability in recent years. In 1990, Nicaragua elected Violeta Chamorro as its president.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nicaragua

    the largest and richest of five republics occupying Central America, stretches across the isthmus from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea, between Honduras (N.) and Costa Rica (S.); the Cordilleras traverse the heart of the country, and the immense valleys of the W. are remarkable for the two great southern lakes, Nicaragua and Managua, which are studded with volcanic islands; rich in gold, silver, copper, and coal, with vast forests of mahogany, rosewood, &c., splendid pastures and a fertile soil; the country has through misgovernment and a bad climate remained in a backward state; in recent times more has been done; hides, bananas, coffee, and india-rubber are the chief exports, and a considerable deal of mining goes on; the great ship-canal from the Pacific to the Caribbean, begun in 1889 by a U.S. company, is not yet completed; Managua (18) is the capital; asserted its independence from Spain in 1821, and has since been rent by countless revolutions; a president and a congress of 48 administer its affairs.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Nicaragua

    So called by Gil Gonzales de Avila in 1521, after a Haytian chief called Nicaro, who gave him a friendly reception on the shores of the lake, which also bears this name.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nicaragua in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nicaragua in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Nicaragua in a Sentence

  1. Berta Valle:

    Let's remember that Nicaragua is a country that went through a very painful civil war that destroyed the nation. More than 50,000 people died. Some people would like to say that with regimes like these are bound to end with violence, and that's precisely what we don't want. We don't want any more bloodshed.

  2. Jorge Torres:

    We have always been very vigilant on our borders, we are always maintaining a conversation [ with Nicaragua ] that shows respect to each other's sovereignty. We would not permit this type of threat.

  3. Julia Guido:

    We hope they give Nicaragua priority, he is a Nicaraguan national, he committed the crime here in Nicaragua, the state was harmed.

  4. Costa Rica:

    The situation we're facing is extraordinary – we've never dealt with this before, we hope Nicaragua will accept them with their documents so they can continue on.

  5. Gonzalez Vidal:

    The Nicaraguan military was on the border. Then, all of a sudden, it started raining and the Cubans, who had crossed into Nicaragua, started running back, they yelled that the military had shot at them with rubber bullets and tear gas.

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