Chile meaning

chĭlē
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A country of southwest South America with a long Pacific coastline. Originally inhabited by Araucanian Indian peoples, it was colonized by Spain in 1541 and declared its independence in 1818. Chile annexed mineral-rich territory from Bolivia and Peru following the War of the Pacific (1879–1884). After numerous coups d'état and periods of military rule in the 20th century, Chile reestablished democratic rule in 1990. Santiago is the capital and the largest city.
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Country on the SW coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific: gained independence from Spain in 1818: 292,260 sq mi (756,950 sq km); cap. Santiago.
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(US, regional) Alternative form of chili (a chili pepper).
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(US, dialect, South, African American Vernacular) Child.
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A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Chile.

While I come from Chile, my friend is from England, so I had to learn to speak English.

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Origin of chile

  • From Spanish. A variant of chili, chilli; see that entry for more information.

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  • From Quechua chili (“the end of the world”).

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  • Spelling representing a pronunciation of child.

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