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Tac•na-A•ri•ca



Pronunciation: (tak'nu-u-rē'ku; Sp. täk'nä-ä-rē'kä), [key]
n.
a maritime region in W South America: long in dispute between Chile and Peru; annexed by Chile 1883; divided as a result of arbitration 1929 into a Peruvian department (Tac'na) and a Chilean department (Arica).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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