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OTHER FORMS: Spanish: Perú
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 8/8/2016
Meaning & History
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.
The name of the country may be derived from Birú, the name of a local ruler who lived near the Bay of San Miguel, Panama, in the early 16th century.