What does Peruvian mean?

Definitions for Peruvian
pəˈru vi ənpe·ru·vian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Peruvianadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Peru

  2. Peruvianadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people

    "Peruvian artifacts"


  1. Peruviannoun

    A person from Peru or of Peruvian descent.

  2. Peruvianadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Peru or the Peruvian people.


  1. Peruvian

    Peruvians (Spanish: peruanos) are the citizens of Peru. There were Andean and coastal ancient civilizations like Caral, which inhabited what is now Peruvian territory for several millennia before the Spanish conquest in the 16th century; Peruvian population decreased from an estimated 5–9 million in the 1520s to around 600,000 in 1620 mainly because of infectious diseases carried by the Spanish. Spaniards and Africans arrived in large numbers in 1532 under colonial rule, mixing widely with each other and with Native Peruvians. During the Republic, there has been a gradual immigration of European people (especially from Spain and Italy, and in a less extent from Germany, France, Croatia, and the British Isles). Chinese and Japanese arrived in large numbers at the end of the 19th century. With 31.2 million inhabitants according to the 2017 Census. Peru is the fifth most populous country in South America. Its demographic growth rate declined from 2.6% to 1.6% between 1950 and 2000; population is expected to reach approximately 46 - 51 million in 2050. As of 2017, 79.3% lived in urban areas and 20.7% in rural areas. Major cities include Lima, home to over 9.5 million people, Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura, Iquitos, Huancayo, Cusco and Pucallpa, all of which reported more than 250,000 inhabitants. The largest expatriate Peruvian communities are in the United States, South America (Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Brazil), Europe (Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom), Japan, Australia, and Canada.


  1. peruvian

    Peruvian refers to something related or connected to the South American country of Peru, its culture, or its people. This could include the Peruvian language, cuisine, history, and more. It can also refer to a person who is a native or citizen of Peru.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peruvianadjective

    of or pertaining to Peru, in South America

  2. Peruviannoun

    a native or an inhabitant of Peru

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. pruvien, Sp. peruviano.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peruvian

    per-ōō′vi-an, adj. pertaining to Peru in South America.—n. a native of Peru.—Peruvian balsam, a fragrant bitterish liquid yielded by a South American tree, used for asthma and in making soaps; Peruvian bark, cinchona (q.v.).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peruvian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peruvian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Peruvian in a Sentence

  1. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra:

    In reality, it's affected all of the Peruvian jungle.

  2. Segundo Julca:

    The Colombian military carries out a lot of patrols. The Peruvian side offers more security. They can grow coca easier.

  3. Gino Huaneo:

    He is our best player, a Peruvian Messi. Tomorrow when we sing our national anthem, the whole world will feel it.

  4. Paolo Gabrielli:

    Our Peruvian record provides the first clear evidence of a large-scale pre-industrial signal of anthropogenic [human-caused] origin in the atmosphere of the Southern Hemisphere.

  5. Che Guevara, when asked his nationality:

    I am Cuban, Argentine, Bolivian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, etc... You understand.

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