Peru Definition

pə-ro͝o
proper name
Country in W South America, on the Pacific: 496,226 sq mi (1,285,220 sq km); cap. Lima.
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pronoun
A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Peru.
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A country of western South America on the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited since at least the 9th millennium bc , it was the center of the Inca Empire after the 12th century ad . Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Inca in 1533 led to the establishment in 1542 of the Spanish viceroyalty of Peru, which in time included Panama and all of Spanish South America except Venezuela. Peru achieved full independence from Spain in 1824. Lima is the capital and the largest city.
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Origin of Peru

  • From Spanish Perú, possibly from the native name Birú, or from the Quechua pelu (“river").

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