Definition of Belize in English:


Syllabification: Be·lize
Pronunciation: /bəˈlēz
A country in northeastern Central America, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea; population 307,900 (est. 2009); capital, Belmopan; languages, English (official), Creole, Spanish. Former name (until 1973) British Honduras.

Proclaimed as a British Crown Colony in 1862, Belize became independent within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1981. Guatemala, on the west and south, has always claimed the territory on the basis of old Spanish treaties, although in 1992 it agreed to recognize the existence of Belize


named after a river with a Mayan name meaning 'muddy water'.



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  • ‘My mother is from Belize and all my family on that side are Belizians,’ said Jones.
  • Trus me, Belizeans are pretty cool and laid back people.
  • He spent several months fishing Belizean waters, but never was able to come ashore.

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