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  2. Oct 30, 2019 · Despite lying well to the north of the Inca Empire, the word Birú, which in turn became Peru, came to signify all that lay to the south. By the time Pizarro began his successful push into the Inca heartlands, what the Incas knew as Tawantinsuyu, the conquistadors called “Peru”. Peru: A Name for a Changing Nation

  3. Jul 21, 2014 · How the country came to be known as Peru. Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered the South Sea on 1513, and was the first Spaniard to ever see it. He was given the title of “Adelanto of the Sea,” with the power to conquest and govern any of the kingdoms that he might find.

  4. Peru (pronounced PAY-roo by Peruvians) is of uncertain origin. It is generally believed to be derived from biru , a native word meaning "river." According to the generally accepted story, when Francisco Pizarro and his gold-hungry followers arrived in what is now Colombia they asked the Indians where their gold ornaments came from.

  5. The name Peru is derived from a Quechua word implying land of abundance, a reference to the economic wealth produced by the rich and highly organized Inca civilization that ruled the region for centuries. The country’s vast mineral, agricultural, and marine resources long have served as the economic foundation of the country, and, by the late 20th century, tourism had also become a major element of Peru’s economic development.

  6. The etymology of Peru: The word Peru may be derived from Birú, the name of a local ruler who lived near the Bay of San Miguel, Panama, in the early 16th century. [23] When his possessions were visited by Spanish explorers in 1522, they were the southernmost part of the New World yet known to Europeans. [24]

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