Type Country, River & Settlement
Pronounced Pron. /pa.ɾa.ˈɣwai/(Spanish) /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/(English) /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/(English) /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/(English) /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/(English) /pa.ʁa.ɡwɛ/(French) /pa.ra.ˈɡwaj/(Italian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

The name of a landlocked country in South America. It is derived from a river of the same name, of uncertain meaning. It possibly means "water from the sea" in Guaraní, from para "sea", gua "from" and y "water". In Guaraní Paraguái is the name of the country and the river, with Paraguay the name of the capital city Asunción.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesParagvaj(Bosnian) Paragvay(Bulgarian) Paraguai(Catalan) Paragvaj(Croatian) Paraguai(Japanese) Paragvay(Kazakh) Paragvaja(Latvian) Paragvajus(Lithuanian) Paragvaj(Macedonian) Paragwaj(Polish) Paraguai(Portuguese) Paragvay(Russian) Paragvaj(Serbian) Paraguaj(Slovak) Paragvaj(Slovene) Parahvay(Ukrainian)
Entry updated April 23, 2024