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Meaning of French Guiana

French' Gui•an'a

Pronunciation: (gē-an'u, gē-ä'nu), [key]
  1. an overseas department of France, on the NE coast of South America: formerly a French colony. 49,200; 35,135 sq. mi. (91,000 sq. km). Cap.: Cayenne.
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