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Guatemala Syllabification: Gua·te·ma·la
Pronunciation: /ˌɡwädəˈmälə/

Definition of Guatemala in English:

A country in Central America that borders on the Pacific Ocean and has a short coastline on the Caribbean Sea; population 13,276,500 (est. 2009); capital, Guatemala City; official language, Spanish.

A former center of Mayan civilization, Guatemala was conquered by the Spanish in 1523–24. After independence, it formed the core of the short-lived United Provinces of Central America 1828–38 before becoming an independent republic in its own right



Pronunciation: /ˌɡwädəˈmälən/
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Example sentences
  • Natural disasters, war, poverty and the hope of earning large amounts of money have led thousands of Guatemalans to make the trip north through Mexico to the United States - usually illegally - and everyone has an uncle or a brother there.
  • For this magazine I went there and spent some time listening to ordinary Americans - as I have, in the past, to ordinary Guatemalans or South Africans.
  • One anonymous reader misunderstood my instructions and suggested that Glass donate both his kidneys to an ill Guatemalan.

Words that rhyme with Guatemala

Carla, challah, Douala, gala, Gujranwala, impala, kabbala, Kampala, koala, La Scala, Lingala, Mahler, Marsala, masala, nyala, parlour (US parlor), Sinhala, snarler, tala, tambala, Uppsala

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