HyperDic: peru

English > 1 sense of the word Peru:
NOUNlocationPeru, Republic of Perua republic in western South America
Peru > pronunciation
English > Peru: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries.
SynonymRepublic of Peru
Instance ofSouth American country, South American nationAny one of the countries occupying the South American continent
Member ofOrganization of American States, OASAn association including most countries in the western hemisphere
MembersPeruvianA native or inhabitant of Peru
Part ofSouth AmericaA continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
PartsAmazon, Amazon RiverA major South American river
AndesA mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
ArequipaA city in southern Peru founded in 1540 on the site of an ancient Inca city
CoropunaA mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
El MistiThe world's 2nd largest active volcano
HuainaputinaAn inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Peru
HuascaranA mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
Lima, capital of PeruCapital and largest city and economic center of Peru
Machu PicchuInca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911
YerupajaA mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high)
Region ofInca, InkaThe small group of Quechua living in the Cuzco Valley in Peru who established hegemony over their neighbors in order to create an empire that lasted from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s
Shining Path, Sendero Luminoso, SLA terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru
Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Anaru, MRTAA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Peru
SpanishPeru, Perú
AdjectivesPeruvianof or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people

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