Updated: Oct 2, 2022
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Chile, and officially the Republic of Chile.
Chile is located in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Reason for Naming the country
There are various theories about the origin of the word Chile.
The origin of the name “Chile” may derive from a Native American word -come from the indigenous Mapuche word- “chili,” meaning “where the land ends.”
It could also be based on the Mapuche imitation of a bird call that sounds like “cheele cheele."
Other theories say or from the Quechua chiri, "cold", or tchili, meaning either "snow" or "the deepest point of the Earth".