Montevideo



[mon-tuh-vi-dey-oh, -vid-ee-oh; Spanish mawn-te-vee-th e-aw] /ˌmɒn tə vɪˈdeɪ oʊ, -ˈvɪd iˌoʊ; Spanish ˌmɔn tɛ viˈðɛ ɔ/

noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Uruguay.
[yoo r-uh-gwey, -gwahy; Spanish oo-roo-gwahy] /ˈyʊər əˌgweɪ, -ˌgwaɪ; Spanish ˌu ruˈgwaɪ/
noun
1.
a republic in SE South America. 72,172 sq. mi. (186,925 sq. km).
Capital: Montevideo.
2.
a river in SE South America, flowing from S Brazil along the boundary of E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 981 miles (1580 km) long.
/ˌmɒntɪvɪˈdeɪəʊ; Spanish mɔnteβiˈðeo/
noun
1.
the capital and chief port of Uruguay, in the south on the Río de la Plata estuary: the largest city in the country: University of the Republic (1849); resort. Pop: 1 378 707 (1996)
/ˈjʊərəˌɡwaɪ/
noun
1.
a republic in South America, on the Atlantic: Spanish colonization began in 1624, followed by Portuguese settlement in 1680; revolted against Spanish rule in 1820 but was annexed by the Portuguese to Brazil; gained independence in 1825. It consists mainly of rolling grassy plains, low hills, and plateaus. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Montevideo. Pop: 3 324 460 (2013 est). Area: 176 215 sq km (68 037 sq miles)

country named for river that flows past it, which is from a native name in an extinct language, said to represent uru “bird” + guay “tail,” perhaps a reference to some totemic animal.
Montevideo [(mon-tuh-vi-day-oh, mon-tuh-vid-ee-oh)]

Capital of Uruguay and largest city in the country, located on Uruguay’s southern coast.

Note: One of the busiest ports in South America, Montevideo is a cosmopolitan city characterized by broad boulevards, parks, and stately buildings.

Uruguay [(yoor-uh-gweye, yoor-uh-gway, oor-uh-gweye)]

Republic on the east coast of South America, tucked between Brazil to the north and east and Argentina to the west. The capital and largest city is Montevideo.

Note: Uruguay was under a repressive and violent military government from 1973 to 1985.

Note: It is a major producer of beef, leather, and wool.

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