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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of Ecuador, in the north-central part of the country. Settled by the Quito people, it was captured by the Incas in 1487 and held by the Spanish from 1534 until 1822. The city has frequently been damaged by earthquakes. Population: 1,390,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Ecuador.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital of Ecuador


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