Definition of Antigua and Barbuda in English:

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Antigua and Barbuda

Pronunciation: /anˌtēɡwə ən bärˈbo͞odə/
A country in the western West Indies, in the Leeward Islands, that consists of two main islands (Antigua and Barbuda) and Redonda, a smaller island to the southwest of Antigua; population 85,600 (est. 2009); capital, St. John’s (on Antigua); languages, English (official), Creole.

Discovered in 1493 by Columbus and settled by the English in 1632, Antigua became a British colony with Barbuda as its dependency; the islands gained independence within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

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Syllabification: An·ti·gua and Bar·bu·da

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