What is Chile?

  • (noun): Very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency.
    Synonyms: chili, chili pepper, chilli, chilly
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Chile (i/ˈtʃɪliː/ or /ˈtʃɪleɪ/), officially the Republic of Chile (Spanish: República de Chile, Mapudungun: Gulumapu), is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas and Easter Island. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

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Mapuche Language
... speech') is a language isolate spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche (from mapu 'earth' and che 'people') people ... report approximately 240,000 speakers, with 200,000 in the Central Valley of Chile and 40,000 in several Argentine provinces, where some 150,000 people use the language regularly ... to education in Mapuche areas in southern Chile ...
Chile - Healthcare
... controlling and informing the public health policies formulated by the President of Chile ... is the financial entity entrusted to collect, manage and distribute state funds for health in Chile ... Fonasa is part of the NHSS and has executive power through the Ministry of Health (Chile) ...
... In Chile from the start of the 20th century it was applied with a negative classist connotation to poor city-dwellers ... the roto is also considered a figure of national identity and pride in Chile ... The historical origin of the use of the term could be, as much in Chile as in Peru and Bolivia, in the war fought by Chile against the Peru-Bolivian Confederation ...
Music Of Chile - Folk Music
... Chile has a very rich folk music tradition that is generally divided into three different continental geographical zones northern, central, and southern, each with its own characteristics and sounds ... Northern Chile was the center of culture in ancient Tahuantinsuyu (Inca empire), and was afterwards dominated by the Spanish ... of Peru, the Andean region of Bolivia and northern Chile ...

More definitions of "Chile":

  • (noun): A republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast.
    Synonyms: Republic of Chile