Definition of Ecuador in English:

Ecuador

Syllabification: Ec·ua·dor
Pronunciation: /ˈekwəˌdôr
 
/
A republic in northwestern South America, on the Pacific coast; population 14,573,100 (est. 2009); capital, Quito; languages, Spanish (official), Quechua.

Formerly part of the Inca empire, Ecuador was conquered by the Spanish in 1534. It remained part of Spain’s American empire until 1822, when independence was gained

Derivatives

Ecuadorian

Pronunciation: /ˌekwəˈdôrēən/
(also Ecuadorean) adjective & noun
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  • The obvious solution - give the oil money to the Ecuadoreans without money - runs smack up against paragraph III - 1 of the World Bank's 2003 Structural Adjustment Program Loan.
  • Some Ecuadoreans speculated he may have flown to the coastal base in Manta, where the US military has a presence.
  • The other day my wife asked who were the three Ecuadoreans I'd brought back home for lunch.

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