Peru, officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú ), is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Peru is a country in South America, situated on the western side of that continent, facing the South Pacific Ocean and straddling part of the Andes mountain range that runs the length of South America. Peru is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east...
— Peruvian /peuh rooh"vee euhn/, adj., n. /peuh rooh"/, n. 1. Spanish, Perú /pe rddooh"/. a republic in W South America. 24,949,512; 496,222 sq. mi. (1,285,215 sq. km).