Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of northeast South America including southeast Venezuela, part of northern Brazil, and French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana.

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  • proper noun A geological region in the north of South America.

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  • noun a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam

Etymologies

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From the local language, meaning “land of many waters”.

Examples

  • The year before he had sailed to Guiana, in search of the fabled El Dorado, destroying on the way the Spanish town of San José, in the West Indies; and on his return he published his _Discovery of the Empire of Guiana_.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson

  • Guyana, formerly known as British Guiana, is located on the north-east coast of South America.

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  • Whether we eat meat or dairy or neither, whether we take time to help needy in Guiana or just a needy friend, whether we sacrifice for animals or for strangers or simply for our own family, all choices are legitimate and all lives valid.

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  • These ducks are found wild in Guiana, where they nestle on the trunks of trees close to the water's edge.

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  • Guiana -- Joel Barre, the head of Europe's tropical spaceport in French Guiana, is relaxed about letting a former Cold

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  • The state-of-the-art communications satellite - W2M - built by the Indian Space Research organization on a commercial basis in partnership with EADS-Astrium of Europe was launched from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana,

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  • The site of a ground station for Galileo, Europe's global navigation satellite system, inside the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), near Kourou in French Guiana, was inaugurated on 19 November 2009.

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  • The site of a ground station for Galileo, Europe's global navigation satellite system, inside the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), near Kourou in French Guiana, was inaugurated on 19 November.

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  • The state-of-the-art communications satellite - W2M - built by the Indian Space Research organization on a commercial basis in partnership with EADS-Astrium of Europe was launched from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana,

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  • The state-of-the-art communications satellite - W2M - built by the Indian Space Research organization on a commercial basis in partnership with EADS-Astrium of Europe was launched from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana,

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