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Term: Venezuela


Area settled extensively by 2000 BC; various tribes of Caribs & Arawaks developed cultures in area that linked Andes civilizations & those of Caribbean & Amazon basin; sighted by Columbus 1498; settled by Spanish by 1520; part of Gran Colombia 1823-1830;official language is Spanish, though various Amerindian dialects are also spoken.


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