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a city in and the capital of Paraguay, in the S part.
a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km).
Capital: Asunción.
a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 miles (2400 km) long.
Historical Examples

Since Seor Schaerer became president, there have been many changes for the better in asuncion.
Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens

Owston’s collectors obtained a specimen at asuncion on January 18, 1904.
The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3 Rollin H. Baker

asuncion is the only South American city which has stone sidewalks.
Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens

She had not, however, travelled far before her pursuers came up with her, and she was eventually brought back to asuncion.
South America W. H. Koebel

In the original Spanish version the city of asuncion is always written Ascension.
The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555) Ulrich Schmidt

Compelling the bishop of asuncion to resign on account of senile debility, Francia himself assumed the episcopal office.
The Hispanic Nations of the New World William R. Shepherd

Civilization in Paraguay started from asuncion and followed the high ridge of land eastward.
Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens

The Paraguayan region isolated itself and followed the conservative policy of the Cabildo of asuncion.
The Social Evolution of the Argentine Republic Ernesto Quesada

In asuncion there live numerous ex-presidents, ex-dictators, and their political henchmen.
Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens

The Spaniards of asuncion were turbulent and disinclined to submit to authority.
The South American Republics Part I of II Thomas C. Dawson

the capital and chief port of Paraguay, on the Paraguay River, 1530 km (950 miles) from the Atlantic. Pop: 1 750 000 (2005 est)
an inland republic in South America: colonized by the Spanish from 1537, gaining independence in 1811; lost 142 500 sq km (55 000 sq miles) of territory and over half its population after its defeat in the war against Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (1865–70). It is divided by the Paraguay River into a sparsely inhabited semiarid region (Chaco) in the west, and a central region of wooded hills, tropical forests, and rich grasslands, rising to the Paraná plateau in the east. Official languages: Spanish and Guarani. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: guarani. Capital: Asunción. Pop: 6 623 252 (2013 est). Area: 406 750 sq km (157 047 sq miles)
a river in South America flowing south through Brazil and Paraguay to the Paraná River. Length: about 2400 km (1500 miles)

country is named for the river, which is said to be from Guarani para “water” + guay “born.” Said to have been the name of a local chieftain who treated with the first Spanish explorers.
Paraguay [(par-uh-gweye, par-uh-gway)]

Republic in south-central South America, enclosed by Bolivia on the west and north, Brazil on the northeast, and Argentina on the south and west.

Note: Controlled for many decades by a highly repressive military government. A civilian was elected president in 1993.

Note: Reputed sanctuary for Nazi fugitives.


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