Pronunciation: (par'u-gwī", -gwā"; Sp. pä"rä-gwī'), [key]
1. a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 2,600,000; 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). Cap.: Asunción.
2. a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 mi. (2400 km) long.
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