Definition of Argentina in English:

Argentina

Syllabification: Ar·gen·ti·na
Pronunciation: /ˌärjənˈtēnə
 
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A republic that occupies much of the southern part of South America; population 40,913,600 (est. 2009); capital, Buenos Aires; official language, Spanish.

Colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century, Argentina declared its independence in 1816. It emerged as a democratic republic in the mid 19th century, but has periodically fallen under military rule. In 1982, Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands led to an unsuccessful war with Britain

Derivatives

Argentine

Pronunciation: /ˈärjənˌtēn, -ˌtīn/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • Whereas the Brazilians barbecue their meat in a turning oven, the Argentines grill it on an up-and-down-moving steel gridiron above charcoal.
  • In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America.
  • The razor backed spine of the Andes dramatically punctures the Argentine landscape.

Argentinian

Pronunciation: /-ˈtinēən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • The world's southernmost ski area, just beyond the fringes of Ushuaia, is so far off the grid that most Argentinians still don't know it exists.
  • I could understand some things pretty well (and Ecuadorians speak quite slowly, not like the Cubans or Argentinians at the workshop), but it was still challenging.
  • In 1952, two young Argentinians, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip on their battered motorbike to discover South America.

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