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Definitions for guatemala
ˌgwɑ təˈmɑ ləguatemala

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Guatemala, Republic of Guatemalanoun

    a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable


  1. Guatemalanoun

    A country in Central America. Official name: Republic of Guatemala.

  2. Etymology: cuauhtēmallān, translation of Quiché K'iche', literally "many trees".


  1. Guatemala

    Guatemala ( (listen) GWAH-tə-MAH-lə; Spanish: [ɡwateˈmala] (listen)), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America. It is bordered to the north and west by Mexico; to the northeast by Belize and the Caribbean; to the east by Honduras; to the southeast by El Salvador and to the south by the Pacific Ocean. With an estimated population of around 17.6 million, Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America and the 11th most populous country in the Americas. It is a representative democracy with its capital and largest city being Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City, the most populous city in Central America. The territory of modern Guatemala hosted the core of the Maya civilization, which extended across Mesoamerica. In the 16th century, most of this area was conquered by the Spanish and claimed as part of the viceroyalty of New Spain. Guatemala attained independence in 1821 from Spain and Mexico. In 1823, it became part of the Federal Republic of Central America, which dissolved by 1841. From the mid- to late 19th century, Guatemala suffered chronic instability and civil strife. Beginning in the early 20th century, it was ruled by a series of dictators backed by the United Fruit Company and the United States government. In 1944, authoritarian leader Jorge Ubico was overthrown by a pro-democratic military coup, initiating a decade-long revolution that led to sweeping social and economic reforms. A U.S.-backed military coup in 1954 ended the revolution and installed a dictatorship.From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala endured a bloody civil war fought between the U.S.-backed government and leftist rebels, including genocidal massacres of the Maya population perpetrated by the military. A peace accord negotiated by the United Nations has resulted in continued economic growth and successful democratic elections, although poverty, crime, drug trafficking, and civil instability remain major issues. As of 2021, Guatemala ranks 31st of 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries in the Human Development Index. Although rich in export goods, around a quarter of the population (4.6 million) face food insecurity, which has been worsened by the ongoing food crisis resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems includes many endemic species and contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.


  1. guatemala

    Guatemala is a Central American country bordered by Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, along with the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Known for its diverse culture, rich history, and natural beauty, Guatemala features a mix of Spanish and Mayan influences, seen in its architecture, cuisine, and traditions. Its capital city, also named Guatemala, is the most populous city in Central America. The country is also home to a number of Mayan ruins, volcanoes, rainforests, and indigenous tribes. The official language is Spanish, but several indigenous languages are also spoken.


  1. Guatemala

    Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. Its area is 108,890 km² with an estimated population of 13,276,517. A representative democracy, its capital is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City. The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. They had lived in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, the southern part of Mexico and eastern parts of El Salvador. Guatemala's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot. After independence, it was ruled by a series of dictators, assisted by the United Fruit Company and the United States government. From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala underwent a civil war fought between the government and leftist rebels. Following the war, Guatemala has witnessed both economic growth and successful democratic elections. In the most recent election, held in 2011, Otto Pérez Molina of the Patriotic Party won the presidency.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Guatemala

    a republic of Central America, fronting the Pacific on the W., between Mexico on the N., and San Salvador and Honduras on the S.; is for the most part mountainous, with intervening valleys of rich fertility, little explored; minerals are abundant, and gold and silver are worked, but the wealth of the country lies in its fertile soil, which produces abundance of coffee, sugar, cotton, tobacco, and fruits of all kinds; there is some manufacture of textiles, pottery, &c.; the want of good roads has hindered the development of the country; Roman Catholicism prevails, and the government is vested in a President and Council; its independence was proclaimed in 1839. The capital, Guatemala (85), stands on a plateau 72 m. NE. of its port, San José; there is a cathedral and an archbishop's palace, also electric light, and tramway conveyance.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. guatemala

    A republic in Central America, declared independent March 21, 1847. A war between Guatemala and San Salvador broke out in January, 1863, and on June 16 the troops of the latter were totally defeated.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Guatemala is ranked #40856 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Guatemala surname appeared 534 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Guatemala.

    99% or 529 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guatemala in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guatemala in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of guatemala in a Sentence

  1. Claude Arnold:

    These two could have gang ties in El Salvador and Guatemala or have an otherwise violent criminal history, just like the thousands of other unaccompanied minors that have been released in the U.S. for the past several years, we know nothing about them.

  2. President Biden:

    The reason why it’s important that she go down [is] she’s now set up the criteria, having spoken with the president of Mexico and Guatemala [and] visited the region, to know what we need to do.

  3. Romero Fuentes:

    We are raising them to be the future leaders of Guatemala.

  4. Luis Grijalva:

    It's a privilege and an honor to represent Guatemala because that's where I was born,( where I) have generations of family and that's where my roots started.

  5. Geraldo Rivera:

    If you had done the obvious and saw the problem as it's manifesting itself -- it's no accident that you're facing an avalanche of criticism following that first trip you made to Guatemala and then to Mexico, she's declaring victory but it seems kind of hollow when the reality is so jarring compared to what she's actually accomplished.

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