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I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken.
Keith Emerson

Meaning of "South America" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOUTH AMERICA

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOUTH AMERICA

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South America is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SOUTH AMERICA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

South America

South America

South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It can also be considered as a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. It includes twelve sovereign states – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela – and two non-sovereign areas – French Guiana, an overseas department of France, and the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory. In addition to this, the ABC islands of the Netherlands may also be considered part of South America. South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometers. Its population as of 2005 has been estimated at more than 371,090,000. South America ranks fourth in area and fifth in population. Most of the population lives near the western or eastern coasts of the continent while the interior and the far south are sparsely populated.

Definition of South America in the English dictionary

The definition of South America in the dictionary is the fourth largest of the continents, bordering on the Caribbean in the north, the Pacific in the west, and the Atlantic in the east and joined to Central America by the Isthmus of Panama. It is dominated by the Andes Mountains, which extend over 7250 km and include many volcanoes; ranges from dense tropical jungle, desert, and temperate plains to the cold wet windswept region of Tierra del Fuego. Pop : 558 281 000. Area: 17 816 600 sq km.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOUTH AMERICA

South Africa
South African
South African Dutch
South African War
South American
South American trypanosomiasis
South Arabia
South Arabian
South Atlantic
South Australia
South Australian
South Ayrshire
South Bend
south by east
south by west
South Carolina
South Carolinian
South China Sea
South Dakota
South Dakotan

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOUTH AMERICA

Africa
America
British North America
Central America
Confederate States of America
East Africa
erica
esoterica
Latin America
Little America
Mesoamerica
Middle America
North Africa
North America
South Africa
Spanish America
United States of America
Volunteers in Service to America
Volunteers of America
West Africa

Synonyms and antonyms of South America in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «South America» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOUTH AMERICA

Find out the translation of South America to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of South America from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «South America» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

南美
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Sudamérica
570 millions of speakers

English

South America
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दक्षिण अमेरिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أمِرِيكَا الْـجَنُوبِيَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Южная Америка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

América do Sul
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দক্ষিণ আমেরিকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Amérique du Sud
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amerika Selatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Südamerika
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

南アメリカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amérika Kidul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Nam Mỹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தென் அமெரிக்கா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दक्षिण अमेरिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Güney Amerika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

America del Sud
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ameryka Południowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Південна Америка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

America de Sud
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Νότια Αμερική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Suid-Amerika
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sydamerika
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sør-Amerika
5 millions of speakers

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The term «South America» is very widely used and occupies the 7.077 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about South America

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOUTH AMERICA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word South America.
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Eike Batista
To be powerful in South America, you have to be transparent and you have to have a very clean reputation. Transparency for me today is a magic word in South America. Power comes from transparency and a track record of execution.
2
Ahmed Ben Bella
I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it's from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks.
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Brian Blessed
When I was a child, I wanted to... go into space! To go to Mars. I wanted to explore and explore and explore. I wanted to go to the Lost World in South America - I was heartbroken to discover there were no dinosaurs; I still don't accept it.
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Brian Blessed
There will be no funeral! Before I get too old and ill, I'll go to South America and live among the Pemon people and meditate. When the time is right, they can throw my body into the volcano.
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Warren Christopher
Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic, but many countries in both Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
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Chick Corea
I haven't traveled in Africa nearly as much as I'd like to. I've been there a few times, and I'd like to learn more about the various cultures in Africa. But that's the basis point of where all of the music that I love is based upon, from Africa to Cuba to Puerto Rico to South America.
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Dennis Crowley
The misconception about Foursquare is that it's just hipsters in New York and San Francisco checking in at bars. It's happening all over the world. I've seen huge growth in Europe, Japan, South America.
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Warren Cuccurullo
Yeah, about sixteen to twenty weeks a year. For example, we can do America in six or seven weeks. You can do Europe in three weeks; England in two weeks. South America you could do in three weeks; Asia you could do in three weeks.
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Pete Docter
I wanted to make sure that 'Up' wasn't a 3D movie about a man who sails his house to South America. It's a movie about an old man who sails his house to South America that also happens to be in 3D. So the first thing is always the story.
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Keith Emerson
I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOUTH AMERICA»

Discover the use of South America in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to South America and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lonely Planet South America
This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Fullcolor highlights chapter with top picks from other travelers.
Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, 2010
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The Birds of South America: Vol. II, The Suboscine Passerines
Perhaps most important, they combine this review and analysis with extensive field observations to give an accurate, incisive portrait of the birds in nature.
Robert S. Ridgely, William L. Brown, 1994
3
South America on a Shoestring
Provides information for the budget traveller on getting around South America and recommends places to see, accomodations, and restaurants.
‎2007
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Passion of the People?: Football in South America
At home, Mason shows how dictators used football to ensure political passivity. He concludes by asking if the attention focused on football in Latin America today is exaggerated or whether the game truly is the 'passion of the people'.
Tony Mason, 1995
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Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America
Through ephemeral monuments and geographical maps, this book explores how the social and cultural worlds of South America contributed to the production of European scientific knowledge during the Enlightenment.
Neil Safier, 2008
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A Voyage to South America: Describing at Large the Spanish ...
Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces , &c. on that Extensive Continent: Undertaken, by Command of the King of Spain Antonio de Ulloa, John Adams (Esq. of Waltham Abbey.) his countenance, and ordered the narrative of ...
Antonio de Ulloa, John Adams (Esq. of Waltham Abbey.), 1806
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The Atlantic Forest of South America: Biodiversity Status, ...
A detailed assessment of the state of biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest.
Carlos Galindo Leal, Ibsen de Gusmão Câmara, 2003
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Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and ...
The result is Marching Powder. This book establishes that San Pedro is not your average prison. Inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants.
Thomas McFadden, Rusty Young, 2004
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Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: Part III: ...
This book is the last of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale.
J. Ehlers, P.L. Gibbard, 2004
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The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide
These advances are represented in this volume in indepth treatments by the foremost scholars in the field, with chapters on the history of investigation, language classification, language endangerment, language contact, typology, phonology ...
Lyle Campbell, Verónica Grondona, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOUTH AMERICA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term South America is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pope's Social Message Puts Him on Tricky Terrain in South America
QUITO, Ecuador—In two years as leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has accused multinational companies of stripping poor countries of natural ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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5 facts for Pope Francis' visit to South America
Catholicism in Latin America Pope Francis begins a highly anticipated seven-day South American trip on Sunday that includes stops in Ecuador, Bolivia and ... «Pew Research Center, Jul 15»
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Confederate Flag Flies in Europe and South America
The Confederate battle flag, viewed by many as a "deeply offensive symbol of a brutally oppressive past" as described on Monday by South Carolina Gov. «ABC News, Jun 15»
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South American rhea bird goes on the run in Nottinghamshire
The flightless rhea, which can run at up to 40mph, could pose a threat to the public, especially small children, police said. The bird escaped from a private ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
5
BRICS Trample US in South America
The top three South American powers – Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, which ... Needless to say, trade between South America and China continues to boom. «Center for Research on Globalization, May 15»
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China begins charm offensive in South America amid controversy …
Plans for a controversial 3,300-mile railroad linking the continent's Atlantic and Pacific coasts are expected to be announced by Li Keqiang, the Chinese prime ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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Vatican releases details of pope's trip to South America
The pope will begin his three-nation South America tour in Ecuador before moving on to Bolivia and Paraguay, the Vatican announced Friday when it published ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, May 15»
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Climate Change Could Push a Sixth of Species to Extinction
Species in South America, Australia and New Zealand are most at risk, since many live in small areas or cannot easily move away to adapt to heatwaves, ... «Scientific American, May 15»
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German measles declared eradicated from North and South America
The vaccine for German measles, usually given as part of the joint MMR vaccination, is largely responsible for the 'historic achievement' of eradicating the ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Tiny songbird can fly the Atlantic, scientists confirm
... 4.2 ounces (12 grammes), the white-throated, black-capped blackpoll warbler (Setophaga striata) migrates each autumn from New England to South America. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. South America [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/south-america>. Nov 2019 ».
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