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PERU

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Peru mean? 

PERU (noun)
  The noun PERU has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: PERU used as a noun is very rare.


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PERU (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Peru; Republic of Peru

Instance hypernyms:

South American country; South American nation (countries occupying the South American continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Peru"):

Huainaputina (an inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Peru; last erupted in 1783)

Andes (a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast)

Amazon; Amazon River (a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles))

Huascaran (a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high))

El Misti (the world's 2nd largest active volcano; located in the Andes in southern Peru)

Machu Picchu (Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century)

capital of Peru; Lima (capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century)

Arequipa (a city in southern Peru founded in 1540 on the site of an ancient Inca city)

Yerupaja (a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high))

Coropuna (a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high))

Meronyms (members of "Peru"):

Peruvian (a native or inhabitant of Peru)

Domain member region:

Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Anaru; MRTA; Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Peru; was formed in 1983 to overthrow the Peruvian government and replace it with a Marxist regime; has connections with the ELN in Bolivia)

Sendero Luminoso; Shining Path; SL (a terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru; is among the most ruthless guerilla organizations in the world; seeks to destroy Peruvian institutions and replace them with a Maoist peasant regime; is involved in the cocaine trade)

Holonyms ("Peru" is a part of...):

South America (a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama)

Holonyms ("Peru" is a member of...):

OAS; Organization of American States (an association of countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation)


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