South America Country by Name Origin

Also territories of other countries (4)
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Last updated: October 13, 2021
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Argentina
Simon, leader in the Spanish American wars of independence
Bolivia
The wood of a tree that once grew plentifully along it's coast
Brazil
"where the land ends"
Chile
Francisco de Miranda, a revolutionary, used the name as a term for all of so-called Spanish America
Colombia
An imaginary line around the Earth
Ecuador
"land of water"
Guyana
"water that gives birth to the Ocean" "born of water"
Paraguay
From a Quechua word implying land of abundance
Peru
From a Taino (Arawak-speaking) indigenous people
Suriname
"river where the bird lives" "river of the painted birds" "river of the snails" "winding river"
Uruguay
"little Venice"
Venezuela
Named after it's discoverer, who was searching for a presumed large southern continent
Bouvet Island (Norway)
A British naval official
Falkland Islands (UK)
French form of an American Indian word that means "land of waters"
French Guiana (France)
The islands were tentatively named "Sandwich Land" by Cook
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (UK)
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