Peru [puh-roo] Examples noun
- Spanish Pe·rú [pe-roo] /pɛˈru/. a republic in W South America. 496,222 sq. mi. (1,285,215 sq. km). Capital: Lima.
- a city in N central Indiana.
- a city in N Illinois.
Related formsPe·ru·vi·an [puh-roo-vee-uh n] /pəˈru vi ən/, adjective, nounnon-Pe·ru·vi·an, adjective, nounpro-Pe·ru·vi·an, adjective, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for peru Contemporary Examples of peru
She completed a yoga teacher-training program and, in the spring of 2008, went on a retreat in Peru to study with shamans.
January 9, 2015
I flew to Peru to hear her give a keynote speech at an international conference.
November 14, 2014
She worked with wildlife as a volunteer in Peru and the Galapagos; she worked with elephants in Thailand, at a zoo in Australia.
October 30, 2014
Then, in 1976, Peru deported Schwend to West Germany, where he landed in jail once again when he could not pay a $21 hotel bill.
Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner
September 20, 2014
Voting with the United States and Europe were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and South Korea.
June 26, 2014
Historical Examples of peru
Zegarra, as a native of Peru whose language was Quichua, had great advantages.
Peru, like Mexico, rapidly became a center of Spanish settlement.
Henry Eldridge Bourne
Both were looking for rich Indian kingdoms like Mexico and Peru.
Henry Eldridge Bourne
I find that here in Peru you are building upon that firm rock.
Peru has read your words, Mr. Root, with profound attention.
British Dictionary definitions for peru Peru noun
- a republic in W South America, on the Pacific: the centre of the great Inca Empire when conquered by the Spanish in 1532; gained independence in 1824 by defeating Spanish forces with armies led by San Martín and Bolívar; consists of a coastal desert, rising to the Andes; an important exporter of minerals and a major fishing nation. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: nuevo sol. Capital: Lima. Pop: 29 849 303 (2013 est). Area: 1 285 215 sq km (496 222 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for peru Peru
from Spanish Peru, said to be from Quechua pelu “river.” Related: Peruvian.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper peru in Culture Peru
in western , bordered by the to the west, to the northwest, to the northeast, and to the east, and to the south. Its capital and largest city is .
Note Achieved independence fromin 1821.Note Peru was the heart of the Empire, which flourished from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. The remains of the empire include the fabled stone fortress of Machu Picchu. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.