American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river rising on the Brazilian border of southern Guyana and flowing about 965 km (600 mi) generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean.
“Facing like watchmen the twenty mile broad estuary of the Essequibo are the three large wooded islands of Leguan, Wakenaam and Tiger Island all of them decked with sugar estates, Leguan, stretching along the Eastern bank, is about twelve miles long, and contains”
“Reiterating his previous arguments, Sarney said that Chávez sought to "create a hotspot of regional conflict like the Balkans," and would seize Guyana's Essequibo region.”
“Reiterating his previous arguments, Sarney said that ChÃ¡vez sought to "create a hotspot of regional conflict like the Balkans," and would seize Guyana's Essequibo region.”
“Since Sarney's last tete-a-tete with the Americans, tensions had mounted in the Essequibo region, with Guyana accusing Venezuela of militarily invading its territory to stave off gold mining operations.”
“Warming to his theme, Sarney remarked that he was "especially concerned about Venezuela's irrendentist claims on Guyana's Essequibo region.”
“The Essequibo, the country's major river, runs from the Brazilian border in the south to a wide delta west of Georgetown.”
“A pregnant 20-year-old, speaking excellent English with just a twang of Guyanese from across the nearby Guyanese border (which doesn't really exist in the jungle more than a GPS signal, and who cares anyway!) with the Essequibo, is expecting a baby boy in early January.”
“Waterways: Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo rivers are navigable by oceangoing vessels for 150 km, 100 km, and 80 km respectively (2006)”
“Nicolette Betheldescribedthe highlight of her Carifesta trip: a performance of her playThe Children's Teethin the village of Anna Regina, on Guyana's Essequibo coast.”
“Perhaps creating confusion since the GuAyana region of Venezuela is totally sovereign to Venezuela and not otherwise related to the Essequibo territory or other of the Dutch or French Guianas along the southern Atlantic seaboard.”
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