Peru [puh-roo] Examples noun

  1. Spanish Pe·rú [pe-roo] /pɛˈru/. a republic in W South America. 496,222 sq. mi. (1,285,215 sq. km). Capital: Lima.
  2. a city in N central Indiana.
  3. 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 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.

    How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze

    Lizzie Crocker

    January 9, 2015

  • I flew to Peru to hear her give a keynote speech at an international conference.

    The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Alex Belth

    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.

    Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth

    Christopher Dickey

    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.

    On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters

    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.

    At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style

    Jay Michaelson

    June 26, 2014

  • Historical Examples of peru

  • Zegarra, as a native of Peru whose language was Quichua, had great advantages.

    Apu Ollantay


  • Peru, like Mexico, rapidly became a center of Spanish settlement.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • Both were looking for rich Indian kingdoms like Mexico and Peru.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • I find that here in Peru you are building upon that firm rock.

    Latin America and the United States

    Elihu Root

  • Peru has read your words, Mr. Root, with profound attention.

    Latin America and the United States

    Elihu Root

  • British Dictionary definitions for peru Peru noun

    1. 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

    Republic in western South America, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Ecuador to the northwest, Colombia to the northeast, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south. Its capital and largest city is Lima.

    Note Achieved independence from Spain in 1821.Note Peru was the heart of the Inca 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.

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