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Trinidad and Tobago Line breaks: Trini|dad and To¦bago
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪnɪdad ənd təˈbeɪɡəʊ/

Definition of Trinidad and Tobago in English:

A country in the Caribbean consisting of two islands off the NE coast of Venezuela; population 1,230,000 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Creoles; capital, Port-of-Spain (on Trinidad).

Much the larger of the two islands is Trinidad, with Tobago to the north-east. 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 in 1962 and finally a republic in 1976


Pronunciation: /ˌtəʊbəˈɡəʊnɪən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Trinis and Tobagonians believe there is real merit to guilt.
  • ‘Trinidadians and Tobagonians should now be well aware of the fact that our country has one of the worst reputations for safety, law and order in the entire hemisphere,’ said Aboud.
  • Trinidadians / Tobagonians seeking employment abroad will then be equipped with the kinds of skills that ensure ready employment, and be less likely to drift into the underworld of drugs and crime.
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