American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A country of northern Central America. The site of a Mayan civilization dating back to 1500 B.C., the area was conquered by Spain in 1524. After independence was achieved (1821), Guatemala joined in a federation of Central American states (1825-1838) before becoming a separate republic in 1839. Guatemala is the capital and the largest city. Population: 12,700,000.
- The capital and largest city of Guatemala, in the south-central part of the country. Founded on its present site in 1776, it was rebuilt after major earthquakes in 1917 and 1918. Population: 942,000.
- n. a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
- Nahuatl cuauhtēmallān, translation of Quiché K'iche', literally "many trees". (Wiktionary)
“GUATEMALA (AFP): Guatemala played Trinidad and Tobago to a goalless draw in a North American qualifying match for World Cup 2010 in South Africa, leaving both teams deadlocked in points with two matches remaining.”
“GUATEMALA (AFP) - Guatemala played Trinidad and Tobago to a goal-less draw in a North American qualifying match for World Cup 2010 in South Africa, leaving both teams deadlocked in points with two matches remaining.”
“ONE VOICE ONE CRY ONE Ancion “GUATEMALA”) 23 May 2009 from web pazenguate (Guatemala City, Guatemala) TSUNAMI BLANCO!!!! todos juntos hacemos la diferencia!! nos vemos a las 10: 00 a.m. en Plaza Italia todos de blanco!!!!!!!!”
“The case of the displaced and of refugees in Guatemala is heartbreaking; some of them are condemned to live in exile in other countries, but the great majority live in exile in their own country.”
“BLUELab has already started the process of taking what they have learned in Guatemala to improve the design of the pump.”
“ATC chose to build the project in Guatemala to simulate building in the countries where the pump will be most appropriate (sub Saharan Africa, South Asia).”
“Over the next month or so we will be posting from our secret headquarters in Guatemala, with a slight detour to Nicaragua for about a week.”
“I had been looking at Xela, Antigua, and Panajachel but the safety issue in Guatemala made me leary.”
“Also as a young man in Guatemala, after ordering the soap sandwich when the waitress commented on starnge gringo eating habits, in a job interview, the plant owner said he hoped I wouldn't have trouble with the "patojas" (young ladies) there.”
“If the purpose of the exercise is to marry your intended spouse, it can really be done anywhere and be recognized by nearly any other government - you could be wed in Guatemala or Peru, for that matter.”
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