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  • A country of western South America on the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited since at least the 9th millennium BC, it was the center of the Inca Empire after the 12th century AD. Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Inca in 1533 led to the establishment in 1542 of the Spanish viceroyalty of Peru, which in time included Panama and all of Spanish South America except Venezuela. Peru achieved full independence from Spain in 1824. Lima is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Peru.

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  • noun a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries

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Examples

  • FOXNews.com - Rare Fossilized Giant Sea Bird Skull Discovered in Peru - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News: LIMA, Peru�—� The unusually intact fossilized skull of a giant, bony-toothed sea bird that died millions of years ago was found on Peru's arid southern coast, researchers said Friday.

    Archive 2009-06-14

  • FOXNews.com - Rare Fossilized Giant Sea Bird Skull Discovered in Peru - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News: LIMA, Peru�—� The unusually intact fossilized skull of a giant, bony-toothed sea bird that died millions of years ago was found on Peru's arid southern coast, researchers said Friday.

    Peru Update

  • Mariana Bazo/Reuters JOBLESS IN PERU: A woman shouted slogans against the government during a protest in Lima, Peru, Wednesday.

    Today's Photos: Jan. 28

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'PERU: Interview with Political Prisoner Lori Berenson'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'American activist Lori Berenson was pulled off a bus in Peru in November of 1995, detained by anti-terrorist police, and tried for treason against the Peruvian state by a hooded military tribunal.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: PERU: Interview with Political Prisoner Lori Berenson

  • TN-28 306 _See_ Peru, Incas should read See _Peru_, _Incas_

    The Myths of the New World A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America

  • CLINTON UNDECIDED ON FREE TRADE WITH PERU: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has not decided whether to vote for a free trade agreement with Peru, a spokesman for the New York senator said on Tuesday.

    CNN Political Ticker

  • LIMA, PERU (BosNewsLife) -- The remains of an apparently tortured evangelical Christian in Peru, who disappeared sixteen

    BosNewsLife - Christian News Agency

  • CLINTON UNDECIDED ON FREE TRADE WITH PERU: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has not decided whether to vote for a free trade agreement with Peru, a spokesman for the New York senator said on Tuesday.

    CNN Political Ticker

  • CLINTON UNDECIDED ON FREE TRADE WITH PERU: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has not decided whether to vote for a free trade agreement with Peru, a spokesman for the New York senator said on Tuesday.

    CNN Political Ticker

  • CLINTON UNDECIDED ON FREE TRADE WITH PERU: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has not decided whether to vote for a free trade agreement with Peru, a spokesman for the New York senator said on Tuesday.

    CNN Political Ticker

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  • Alpacas live there and alpacas are awesome so Peru is too!

    February 1, 2010