Definition of St. Lucia in English:

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St. Lucia

Pronunciation: /ˌsānt ˈlo͞oSHə/
A country in the Caribbean Sea, one of the Windward Islands; population 160,300 (est. 2009); capital, Castries; languages, English (official) and French Creole.

First encountered by Europeans around 1500, St. Lucia was settled by both French and British in the 17th century. Possession of the island was long disputed until France ceded it to Britain in 1814. Since 1979, it has been an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Syllabification: St. Lu·cia

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