Definition of Trinidad and Tobago in English:

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Trinidad and Tobago

Pronunciation: /ˌtrinədad ən təˈbāɡō/
A country in the Caribbean Sea comprising two islands off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; population 1,230,000 (est. 2009); capital, Port-of-Spain (on Trinidad); languages, English (official) and Creole.

The larger of the two islands is Trinidad, with Tobago to the northeast. Trinidad, inhabited by Arawaks, was visited by Columbus in 1498 and settled by the Spanish; Tobago, occupied by Caribs, was colonized by the French and later the British in the 18th century. Trinidad became British during the Napoleonic Wars and was formally amalgamated with Tobago as a Crown Colony in 1888. Trinidad and Tobago became an independent member state of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1962 and finally a republic in 1976

Derivatives

Tobagan

Pronunciation: /təˈbāɡən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Going to Shaw Park early to watch the crowd gather and everyone set up I wandered around the venue visiting the food stalls with the famous Tobagan pig foot souse, chicken with pigeon peas and rice.
  • During March 2007, London will host an exhibition of cricket work by the contemporary Trinidad and Tobagan artist Wendy Nanan.
  • To truly be a Tobagan, you must try the crab and dumplings and get a local to tell you the legend of its aphrodisiac qualities.

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Syllabification: Trin·i·dad and To·ba·go

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