Why is Uruguay named Uruguay?

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Uruguay (the country) is named like that because of the name of the river that separates it from Argentina. Uruguay's (the country) full name is "República Oriental del Uruguay" which means "Eastern Republic of the Uruguay", because of its location in respect of the same-called river.
The Uruguay River name comes from the Spanish settlers' interpretation of the word the locals used to designate it. The original name, Urugua'ý, in Guaraní, means "river of the painted birds".
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