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Guasave (gwäsäˈvā) [key], city (1990 pop. 49,338), Sinaloa state, W Mexico, on the Sinaloa River. The growing of cotton and corn and the raising of livestock are the chief occupations. The city was established in 1595 as a Spanish mission among the Guasave.

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