Proclaimed as a British Crown Colony in 1862, Belize became an independent Commonwealth state in 1981. Guatemala, which bounds it 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'.
Belizean (also Belizian)
- More example sentences
- ‘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.
Definition of Belize in:
- The US English dictionary