Definition of Venezuela in English:
Colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century, Venezuela won its independence in 1821 after a ten-year struggle, but did not finally emerge as a separate nation until its secession from federation with Colombia (1830). It is a major oil-exporting country, with the industry based on the area around Lake Maracaibo in the north-west
Spanish, literally 'little Venice', named by early explorers when they saw native houses built on stilts over water.
Venezuelan adjective& noun
- Example sentences
- Let us not keep injecting hate into the family of Venezuelans.
- We must work to guarantee that the will of the majority of Venezuelans manifests itself and is respected.
- The number of Venezuelans living in extreme poverty doubled between 1999 and 2003, Chavez's first five years as president.
Definition of Venezuela in:
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