Peru

geographical name Pe·ru \ pə-ˈrü , pā- \

Definition of Peru

1 country in western South America on the Pacific coast south of the Equator; a republic; capital Lima area 496,222 square miles (1,285,215 square kilometers), population 27,412,157
2 Spanish viceroyalty 1542–1718 comprising modern Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and a large portion of modern Brazil; capital Lima

Peruvian

play \-ˈrü-vē-ən\ adjective or noun


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