a republic in W South America. 404,388 sq. mi. (1,047,370 sq. km). Capitals: La Paz and Sucre.
(often lowercase) a twill fabric made of cut pile with lines either in the warp direction or on the bias.
Contemporary Examples

294 Dinosaurs Once Walked on This Wall in Bolivia Nina Strochlic October 23, 2013
Edward Snowden’s Parasites: Evo Morales, Julian Assange & More Michael Moynihan July 4, 2013
7 Job Ideas for the Recently Unemployed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Anna Brand June 17, 2013
Which Country Should Snowden Live In? Sarah Hedgecock July 6, 2013
In Bolivia, Serving a Prior Government Can Make You a Political Prisoner Mac Margolis December 28, 2011

Historical Examples

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The Putumayo, The Devil’s Paradise Walter Hardenburg
Destiny Charles Neville Buck
Ayala’s Angel Anthony Trollope
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of or relating to Bolivia or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
an inland republic in central S America: original Aymará Indian population conquered by the Incas in the 13th century; colonized by Spain from 1538; became a republic in 1825; consists of low plains in the east, with ranges of the Andes rising to over 6400 m (21 000 ft) and the Altiplano, a plateau averaging 3900 m (13 000 ft) in the west; contains some of the world’s highest inhabited regions; important producer of tin and other minerals. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: boliviano. Capital: La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial). Pop: 10 461 053 (2013 est). Area: 1 098 580 sq km (424 260 sq miles)

Note: Simón Bolívar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spanish rule.

Note: The Bolivian government has long fought widespread drug production and trafficking in the country.


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