Paraguay

geographical name
Par·​a·​guay | \ ˈper-ə-ˌgwī How to pronounce Paraguay (audio) , -ˌgwā, ˈpa-rə-, ; ˌpä-rä-ˈgwī \

Definition of Paraguay

1 landlocked country in central South America traversed by the Paraguay River and bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn; a republic; capital Asunción area 157,048 square miles (406,752 square kilometers), population 7,026,000
2 river 1584 miles (2549 kilometers) long in central South America flowing from the Mato Grosso Plateau in Brazil south into the Paraná River in Paraguay

Other Words from Paraguay

Paraguayan \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈgwī-​ən How to pronounce Paraguay (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ , -​ˈgwā-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Paraguay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paraguay. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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