Place Name PERU

TYPE: Country

Meaning & History

From Spanish Perú, older Birú, which was possibly derived from the name of a chieftain (who nevertheless resided in modern-day Panama).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Pérou (French), Perù (Italian), Piruw (Quechua), Perú (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Perú, Perù
Entry added May 31, 2018