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ˈpær əˌgwaɪ, -ˌgweɪParaguay

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Paraguay, Republic of Paraguaynoun

    a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811

Wiktionary

  1. Paraguaynoun

    A country in South America; the Republic of Paraguay.

    Etymology: Disputed; from Payagua i or para guai or para gua i.

Freebase

  1. Paraguay

    Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, which runs through the center of the country from north to south. Due to its central location in South America, it is sometimes referred to as Corazón de América. The Guaraní have been living in Paraguay since long before the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, when Paraguay became part of the Spanish colonial empire. Following independence from Spain in 1811, Paraguay was ruled by a series of dictators who implemented isolationist and protectionist policies. This development was truncated by the disastrous Paraguayan War, in which the country lost 60% to 70% of its population and large amounts of territory. Paraguay endured a succession of authoritarian governments, culminating in the regime of Alfredo Stroessner, who led one of South America's longest-lived military dictatorships for a large part of the 20th century. In 1989, Stroessner was toppled in an internal coup, and free multiparty elections were held in 1993. A year later, Paraguay joined Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay to found Mercosur.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Paraguay

    except Uruguay the smallest State in South America, is an inland Republic whose territories lie in the fork between the Pilcomayo and Paraguay and the Paraná Rivers, with Argentina on the W. and S., Bolivia on the N., and Brazil on the N. and E.; it is less than half the size of Spain, consists of rich undulating plains, and, in the S., of some of the most fertile land on the continent; the climate is temperate for the latitude; the population, Spanish, Indian, and half-caste, is Roman Catholic; education is free and compulsory; the country is rich in natural products, but without minerals; timber, dye-woods, rubber, Paraguay tea (a kind of holly), gums, fruits, wax, honey, cochineal, and many medicinal herbs are gathered for export; maize, rice, cotton, and tobacco are cultivated; the industries include some tanning, brick-works, and lace-making; founded by Spain in 1535, Paraguay was the scene of an interesting experiment in the 17th century, when the country was governed wholly by the Jesuits, who, excluding all European settlers, built up a fabric of Christian civilisation; they were expelled in 1768; in 1810 the country joined the revolt against Spain, and was the first to establish its independence; for 26 years it was under the government of Dr. Francia; from 1865 to 1870 it maintained a heroic but disastrous war against the Argentine, Brazil, and Uruguay, as a consequence of which the population fell from a million and a half to a quarter of a million; it is again prosperous and progressing. The capital is Asunçion (18), at the confluence of the Pilcomayo and Paraguay.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. paraguay

    A republic in South America, discovered by Sebastian Cabot in 1526; conquered by Alvarez Nuñez in 1535, and civilized by the Jesuits, who in 1608 commenced their missions there, and established an exclusive government, which they held until their expulsion in 1768. Paraguay rose against the Spanish yoke in 1811, and achieved its independence. Paraguay was recognized as an independent state by the Argentine Confederation in 1852, and by Great Britain in 1853. On November 11, 1864, hostilities between Paraguay and Brazil began, when a Brazilian steamer was captured as an intruder on Paraguayan waters; in the same year Brazil was invaded by the Paraguayans, and on April 14, 1865, Lopez (president of the republic) invaded the territories of the Argentine Republic, which immediately made alliance with Brazil. In September, 1865, the army of Lopez was defeated. The war continued almost without intermission until 1870, when Lopez was killed. Since that time Paraguay, though nominally independent, has been almost completely under control of Brazil.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Paraguay in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Paraguay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Paraguay in a Sentence

  1. Cornelia Flores:

    The problem for the indigenous is that we have been in Paraguay for 500 years and they have never helped us, we need to know how to preserve the forest that remains as a reserve. For example, giving us the tools and support so that we ourselves also don't deforest the lands.

  2. Mauricio Quintella:

    When Brazilians want to gamble, they go to Paraguay, Montevideo, Las Vegas... and they leave all the money there.

  3. Horacio Cartes:

    This is a historic day that strengthens ties between Paraguay and Israel, a great day for Israel. A great day for Paraguay. A great day for our friendship.

  4. Sergei Dankvert:

    In our shops now you can find cheese from Uruguay and Paraguay, dairy products from Chile, and a range of African countries, notably Tunisia and Morocco, have increased their deliveries of oysters.

  5. The CDC Staples:

    Brazil, Peru, Paraguay are coming into their summer months and reporting their first local transmission.

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