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Meaning of "ruana" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RUANA

ruana  [rʊˈɑːnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RUANA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ruana is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RUANA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ruana

A ruana is a poncho-style outer garment typical of the Andes region of Venezuela and Colombia, particularly in the Boyacá department and Antioquia. According to Proexport, the official Colombian agency in charge of international tourism, foreign investment, and non-traditional exports, the word ruana comes from the Chibcha ruana meaning "Land of Blankets," used to refer to the woolen fabrics manufactured by the Muisca natives. Similar to other poncho-like garments in Latin America, a ruana is basically a very thick, soft and sleeveless square or rectangular blanket with an opening in the center for the head to go through. A ruana may or may not come with a hood to cover the head. The ruanas worn by the native Muisca people were apparently made of wool and knee-long, well-suited to the cold temperatures of the region where they were used not only as a piece of garment but also as a blanket for use in bed or to sit on as a cushion of sorts. Many ruanas are handcrafted with sheep’s virgin wool. An 1856 watercolor shows an indigenous man in the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia weaving a ruana using a large foot-pedaled loom.

Definition of ruana in the English dictionary

The definition of ruana in the dictionary is a woollen wrap resembling a poncho.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RUANA


Australiana
ɒˌstreɪlɪˈɑːnə
damiana
ˌdæmɪˈɑːnə
dulciana
ˌdʌlsɪˈɑːnə
fistiana
ˌfɪstɪˈɑːnə
gitana
dʒɪtˈɑːnə
golfiana
ɡɒlfɪˈɑːnə
hariana
ˌhʌrɪˈɑːnə
Juliana
ˌdʒʊlɪˈɑːnə
Kiwiana
ˌkiːwɪˈɑːnə
liana
lɪˈɑːnə
Ludhiana
ˌlʊdɪˈɑːnə
nicotiana
nɪˌkəʊʃɪˈɑːnə
omniana
ˌɒmnɪˈɑːnə
poinciana
ˌpɔɪnsɪˈɑːnə
Shakespeareana
ˈʃeɪkˌspɪərɪˈɑːnə
shamiana
ˌʃɑːmɪˈɑːnə
shamianah
ˌʃɑːmɪˈɑːnə
shamiyanah
ˌʃɑːmɪˈɑːnə
Sogdiana
ˌsɒɡdɪˈɑːnə
Victoriana
vɪkˌtɔːrɪˈɑːnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RUANA

ru
RU486
Ruanda
Ruanda-Urundi
rub
rub along
rub down
rub in
rub it in
rub off
rub out
rub salt into someone´s wounds
rub shoulders with
rub someone´s nose in it
rub up
rub up the wrong way
Rub` al Khali
rub-off
rub-up
rubaboo

WORDS THAT END LIKE RUANA

antimarijuana
Bechuana
Capuana
common iguana
green iguana
iguana
lesser Antillean iguana
marihuana
marijuana
Naxuana
Tia Juana
Tijuana

Synonyms and antonyms of ruana in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ruana» into 25 languages

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ruana
1,325 millions of speakers

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ruana
570 millions of speakers

English

ruana
510 millions of speakers

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ruana
380 millions of speakers
ar

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ruana
280 millions of speakers

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Ruana
278 millions of speakers

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ruana
270 millions of speakers

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ruana
260 millions of speakers

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ruana
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ruana
190 millions of speakers

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Ruana
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ルアナ
130 millions of speakers

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ruana
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ruana
85 millions of speakers
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ruana
80 millions of speakers

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ruana
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रुआना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ruana
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Ruana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ruana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ruana
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ruana
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ruana
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ruana
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Ruana
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ruana
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ruana

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RUANA»

The term «ruana» is regularly used and occupies the 105.716 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RUANA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ruana

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RUANA»

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True to the Blue
Sergio was waiting for just the right time to pop the question, and although he and Ruana normally never indulged in anything this fancy, Ruana had no idea what was about to happen. Sergio could see the couple seated at the table to ...
D. E. Gray, 2011
2
Mary Mulari's Accessories with Style
Cut off one selvedge edge from the ruana fabric. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise , adjusting the foldline to 27" wide. Trim off the extra strip of fabric. (Fig. 1) Fig. 1 Mark the shoulder line at 36". Then mark 2" from the fold, starting at the bottom ...
Mary Mulari, 2001
3
The Assassination of Gaitán: Public Life and Urban Violence ...
The greatest controversy was stirred by Gaitán's objection to the ruana. In his mind the simple wool poncho with the slit at the top was a filthy garment that concealed even more dirt underneath. The reaction of Escipión Fernández, a blacksmith ...
Herbert Braun, 1985
4
Conflict in Blue: The Marissa Ortega Story
The added Christmas wreaths decorated with bright red bows, sprigs of mistletoe, holly, red pyracantha berries, and mixed nuts added to the festive mood of the occasion. Even though Ruana began preparing the family meal earlier in the day,  ...
D. E. Gray, 2013
5
Jewel of Persia
Zechariah darted a glance at where Ruana huddled in a corner with her son. She met his gaze, things in her eyes he never thought he would see. Things that added depth, maturity . . . and with them beauty beyond what he had found so ...
Roseanna M. White, 2011
6
Are You Feeling a Little Finer, Miss Norene?: A Personal ...
day weekend but the teacher, Ruana, was there with her three children. She invited us to see the one-room school where fifty-five learners, grades 1 through 4 meet. There were many charts/posters on the wall including alphabet picture/ letter ...
Norene Hogle, 2011
7
Lied und Populäre Kultur - Song and Popular Culture: ...
Such is the case of several of the markers of Antioqueño culture, the machete and the ax, the CARRIEL and the RUANA, AGUARDIENTE and even the FONDA (rural trading and socializing spot) of the coffee-growing regions, all subjects of ...
Max Matter, Nils Grosch, 2008
8
Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Tunisian Crochet
seed. stitch. RUANA. Finished Size: One size fits most MATERIALS Bulky Weight Yarn [3.5 ounces, 187 yards (100 grams, 172 meters) per skein]: Variegated - 8 skeins Medium Weight Yarn [3 ounces, 154 yards (85 grams, 141 meters) per ...
Kim Guzman, 2012
9
Colombia eBook
The most important THE RUANA The ruana is the traditional Andean wool cloak, dating from the pre-Colombian Muiscas. Today, approximately 300 families in Nobsa, Boyacá continue this weaving tradition. The town celebrates El Dia ...
Carol Hand, 2013
10
An Introduction to Sociolinguistics: Society and Identity
For instance, the young Kwara'ae child they studied, Ruana, demonstrated both cognitive and linguistic competence in terms of the Kwara'ae cultural model of sharing. Ruana was given instructions by her mother to take bananas to a relative's ...
Sharon K. Deckert, Caroline H. Vickers, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RUANA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ruana is used in the context of the following news items.
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Libres presuntos pistoleros de 'El Americano', tras de balacera en …
En marzo pasado también fueron liberadas 37 personas más relacionadas con el tiroteo ocurrido en La Ruana en diciembre de 2014. De los liberados, 27 eran ... «Aristeguinoticias, Jul 15»
2
Se entregan 13 hombres de "El Americano"
Se entregan 13 hombres de "El Americano" por balacera en La Ruana. Los hombres rinden su declaración preparatoria en torno al enfrentamiento del 16 de ... «Milenio.com, Apr 15»
3
¿Y entonces quién mató a los 11 en La Ruana?
Después de estar encarcelados al menos dos meses, los grupos de Hipólito Mora y "El Americano" fueron liberados con el argumento de que ambos bandos se ... «Milenio.com, Mar 15»
4
Cae implicado en balacera en La Ruana que causó 11 muertes
MORELIA, 23 de febrero.- Elementos del Ejército Mexicano y de la Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) de Michoacán detuvieron este lunes a ... «Excélsior, Feb 15»
5
Se entrega a PGJ de Michoacán involucrado en hechos en La Ruana
El pasado 16 de diciembre se registró un enfrentamiento en La Ruana, Michoacán, entre dos grupos, uno vinculado con Hipólito Mora y otro con Luis Antonio ... «Noticieros Televisa, Jan 15»
6
El hijo de Hipólito Mora fue el que disparó primero en La Ruana
El hijo de Hipólito Mora fue el que disparó primero en La Ruana: Alfredo Castillo ... en el enfrentamiento ocurrido en La Ruana el pasado 16 de diciembre, en el ... «Animal Político Versión Móvil, Jan 15»
7
Sin Mora y El Americano, calma en La Ruana
Hace días que ni Hipólito Mora ni Luis Antonio Torres están en La Ruana, un poblado de poco más de 10 mil habitantes donde el invierno transcurre a 34 ... «El Universal, Jan 15»
8
“El Americano” se entrega por tiroteo en La Ruana
El comisionado federal para la Seguridad y el Desarrollo Integral de Michoacán, Alfredo Castillo, afirmó que por el enfrentamiento en La Ruana se han ... «El Diario de Yucatán, Dec 14»
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Mexico questions 37 over shootout in troubled western state
17 shootout in the town of La Ruana, Michoacan state. The clash, which pitted gunmen loyal to Torres against followers of vigilante leader Hipolito Mora, has ... «Reuters, Dec 14»
10
The Worst Thing This Town Did Was Drive Out the Drug Traffickers
LA RUANA, Mexico – The 20 men, wearing blue uniforms, helmets and bulletproof vests, aim their rifles into the air. A deafening barrage of gunfire echoes ... «Vocativ, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ruana [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ruana>. Oct 2020 ».
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