Definition of Uruguay in US English:

Uruguay

proper noun

  • A country on the Atlantic coast of South America south of Brazil; population 3,400,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Spanish; capital, Montevideo.

    Uruguay was liberated from Spanish colonial rule in 1825, and in the early 20th century was molded into South America's first welfare state. Civil unrest beginning in the 1960s, and particularly fighting against the Marxist Tupamaro guerrillas, led to a period of military rule, but civilian government was restored in 1985

Pronunciation

Uruguay

/ˈ(j)ʊrəˌɡwaɪ//ˈ(y)o͝orəˌɡwī/