or formerly British Guiana geographical name country N South America on Atlantic coast; a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations since 1970 capital Georgetown area 83,000 square miles (215,800 square kilometers), population 755,000 • Guyanese adjective or noun

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  • Guyana — har et indbyggertal på 697.181 (1999), og et areal på 214.969 kvadratkilometer. Befolkningstæthed: 3,2 pr. kvkm Geografisk område: Sydamerika Nabolande: Venezuela, Brasilien, Surinam Hovedstad: Georgetown (1999: 275.000) …   Danske encyklopædi

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  • Guyana — [gī an′ə, gīän′ə] country in NE South America: formerly a British colony, it became independent in 1966; member of the Commonwealth: 83,000 sq mi (214,969 sq km); pop. 730,000; cap. Georgetown Guyanese [gī΄ə nēz′] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Guyana — Not to be confused with Ghana., or French Guiana. For other uses, see Guyana (disambiguation). Co operative Republic of Guyana[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Guyana — Guyanese /guy euh neez , nees /, n., adj. /guy an euh, ah neuh/, n. an independent republic on the NE coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 706,116; 82,978 sq. mi.… …   Universalium

  • Guyana — Cooperative Republic of Guyana República Cooperativa de Guyana …   Wikipedia Español

  • Guyana — Co operative Republic of Guyana Kooperative Republik Guyana …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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