geographical name
Uru·​guay | \ ˈu̇r-ə-ˌgwī How to pronounce Uruguay (audio) , ˈyu̇r-; ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌgwā; ˌü-rü-ˈgwī \

Definition of Uruguay

1 river about 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) long in southeastern South America rising in Brazil and flowing into the Río de la Plata
2 or República Oriental del Uruguay \ rā-​ˈpü-​blē-​(ˌ)kä-​ˌȯr-​ē-​ˌen-​ˈtäl-​t͟hel-​ How to pronounce República Oriental del Uruguay (audio) \ or formerly Banda Oriental \ ˈbän-​də-​ˌȯr-​ē-​ˌen-​ˈtäl How to pronounce Banda Oriental (audio) \ country (a republic) in southeastern South America between the lower Uruguay River and the Atlantic; capital Montevideo area 68,037 square miles (176,215 square kilometers), population 3,369,000

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Uruguayan \ ˌu̇r-​ə-​ˈgwī-​ən How to pronounce Uruguayan (audio) , ˌyu̇r-​ ; ˌyu̇r-​ə-​ˈgwā-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Uruguay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uruguay. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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