geographical name region N South America bordering on the Atlantic & bounded on W & S by Orinoco, Negro, & Amazon rivers; includes Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, & adjoining parts of Brazil & Venezuela • Guianan adjective or nounGuianese adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Guiana — • The name given to all that region of South America which extends along the Atlantic coast from the Orinoco to the Amazon Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Guiana     Guiana      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • GUIANA — (formerly British Guiana), state in N.E. South America, population: 650,000 (est. 2000); Jewish population: 40 persons (1990 estimate) living in the capital Georgetown. The earliest Jewish settlers in Guiana arrived during the Dutch rule which… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Guiana — [gē an′ə, gēä′nə] 1. region in N South America, including Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana 2. area including this region, SE Venezuela, & part of N Brazil, bounded by the Orinoco, Negro, & Amazon rivers & the Atlantic Ocean …   English World dictionary

  • Guiāna — Guiāna, so v.w. Guayana …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Guiāna — Guiāna, Land, s. Guayana …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guiana — Guiāna (Guianna), s. Guayana …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guiana — Guiana, Guyana, das Küstenland Südamerikas zwischen dem Orinoco u. Amazonenstrom, 60000 QM. groß, erhebt sich von der Küste langsam zu einem Hochlande, das von 7 parallelen Ketten durchzogen ist. Dasselbe ist während der trockenen Jahreszeit dürr …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Guiana — /gee an euh, ah neuh, guy an euh/, n. 1. a vast tropical region in NE South America, bounded by the Orinoco, Negro, and Amazon rivers and the Atlantic. ab. 690,000 sq. mi. (1,787,000 sq. km). 2. the coastal portion of this region, which includes… …   Universalium

  • Guiana —  , Guyana  Some scope for confusion here, particularly if using old references. The name Guiana has at various times been attached to three contiguous territories on the Atlantic coast of northern South America. The westernmost, British Guiana,… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • GUIANA —    1) an extensive tract of country in the N. of S. America fronting the Atlantic, bordering on Venezuela on the W., and for the rest hemmed in by Brazil; it is divided into British, Dutch, and French Guiana, all fronting the sea; the physical… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Guiana — noun a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region • Part Holonyms: ↑South America • Par …   Useful english dictionary

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