Definition of British guiana

1. Noun. A republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.

Exact synonyms: Co-operative Republic Of Guyana, Guyana
Generic synonyms: South American Country, South American Nation
Group relationships: British Empire
Group relationships: Guiana
Terms within: Georgetown, Stabroek, Demerara, Demerara
Member holonyms: Guyanese

Definition of British guiana

1. Proper noun. (context historical) Name for Guyana when it was a British colony. ¹

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British Broadcasting Corporation
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British Central Africa
British Columbia
British Columbian
British Columbians
British Commonwealth
British Crown
British Crown dependency
British East India Company
British Empire
British English
British Guiana
British Honduras
British House of Commons
British House of Lords
British Imperial System
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Isles
British Longhair
British Longhairs
British Pakistani
British Parliament
British Pharmaceutical Codex
British Semi-Longhair
British Semi-Longhairs
British Shorthair

Literary usage of British guiana

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"What is now british guiana finally became so between the years 1803 and 1815, while in the latter year Surinam was restored to the Dutch. ..."

2. A Historical Geography of the British Colonies by Charles Prestwood Lucas (1905)
"British Honduras in Central America, and british guiana in South America. ... british guiana lies outside and to the south-east of the Caribbean islands, ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"Na communication to the Timos of February 6, Mr. Markham examines the evidence afforded by maps as to the boundary between british guiana and Venezuela. ..."

4. British Exploits in South America: A History of British Activities in by William Henry Koebel (1917)
"... british guiana AND THE FALKLAND ISLANDS The pioneers of Guiana—Sir Walter Raleigh's opinion of the country—His suggestions for its colonization—Guiana ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"I. british guiana, the only British possession in S. America, was formally ceded in 1814-1815. The three colonies were in 1831 consolidated into one colony ..."

6. British America (1900)
"british guiana Br EMIL REICH ... made up his mind whether the colony of “Demerara,” as british guiana was formerly called, was an island or a peninsula. ..."

7. Review of Reviews by Albert Shaw (1897)
"british guiana has long admitted these facts in its policy, but the British Government will not allow the truth to be told in words. ..."

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