Monday, April 15, 2013

Uruguay and Paraguay


Two other countries in South America are Uruguay and Paraguay.

Why do their names sound so much alike?
It's because the guay part of their name means river,
and the countries were both named for their rivers.

Paraguay:
paraguay
(from: wikipedia - paraguay)


Uruguay:
uruguay
(from: wikipedia - uruguay)

Uruguay means river of the painted birds
and Paraguay means river that flows to the sea.