Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of northern Central America. The site of a Mayan civilization dating back to 1500 B.C., the area was conquered by Spain in 1524. After independence was achieved (1821), Guatemala joined in a federation of Central American states (1825-1838) before becoming a separate republic in 1839. Guatemala is the capital and the largest city. Population: 12,700,000.
  • The capital and largest city of Guatemala, in the south-central part of the country. Founded on its present site in 1776, it was rebuilt after major earthquakes in 1917 and 1918. Population: 942,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Central America. Official name: Republic of Guatemala.

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  • n. a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable

Etymologies

Nahuatl cuauhtēmallān, translation of Quiché K'iche', literally "many trees". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • GUATEMALA (AFP): Guatemala played Trinidad and Tobago to a goalless draw in a North American qualifying match for World Cup 2010 in South Africa, leaving both teams deadlocked in points with two matches remaining.

    Caribbean Net News Daily Headlines

  • GUATEMALA (AFP) - Guatemala played Trinidad and Tobago to a goal-less draw in a North American qualifying match for World Cup 2010 in South Africa, leaving both teams deadlocked in points with two matches remaining.

    Soccerway.com

  • ONE VOICE ONE CRY ONE Ancion “GUATEMALA”) 23 May 2009 from web pazenguate (Guatemala City, Guatemala) TSUNAMI BLANCO!!!! todos juntos hacemos la diferencia!! nos vemos a las 10: 00 a.m. en Plaza Italia todos de blanco!!!!!!!!

    Guatemalans organize protests to fight injustice

  • The case of the displaced and of refugees in Guatemala is heartbreaking; some of them are condemned to live in exile in other countries, but the great majority live in exile in their own country.

    Rigoberta Menchú Tum - Acceptance and Nobel Lecture

  • BLUELab has already started the process of taking what they have learned in Guatemala to improve the design of the pump.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Open Source Treadle Pump

  • ATC chose to build the project in Guatemala to simulate building in the countries where the pump will be most appropriate (sub Saharan Africa, South Asia).

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Open Source Treadle Pump

  • Over the next month or so we will be posting from our secret headquarters in Guatemala, with a slight detour to Nicaragua for about a week.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » SDU Posting from Guatemala and Nicaragua

  • I had been looking at Xela, Antigua, and Panajachel but the safety issue in Guatemala made me leary.

    Pedestrian Friendly?

  • Also as a young man in Guatemala, after ordering the soap sandwich when the waitress commented on starnge gringo eating habits, in a job interview, the plant owner said he hoped I wouldn't have trouble with the "patojas" (young ladies) there.

    What a difference one letter can make!

  • If the purpose of the exercise is to marry your intended spouse, it can really be done anywhere and be recognized by nearly any other government - you could be wed in Guatemala or Peru, for that matter.

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  • For pronunciation, see Hank Azaria's delivery of the line: "Armand, why don't you let me be in the show? Are you afraid of my Guatemalan-ness?" in the movie The Birdcage

    March 14, 2010