Pronunciation: (yoor'u-gwā", -gwī"; Sp. OO"rOO-gwī'), [key]
1. a republic in SE South America. 2,763,964; 72,172 sq. mi. (186,925 sq. km). Cap.: Montevideo.
2. a river in SE South America, flowing from S Brazil along the boundary of E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 981 mi. (1580 km) long.
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