Definition of Ecuador in English:

Ecuador

Line breaks: Ecua|dor
Pronunciation: /ˈɛkwədɔː
 
, ekwaˈðor/
An equatorial republic in South America, on the Pacific coast; population 14,573,100 (est. 2009); languages, Spanish (official), Quechua; capital, Quito.

Ranges and plateaux of the Andes separate the coastal plain from the tropical forests of the Amazon basin. Formerly part of the Inca empire, Ecuador was conquered by the Spanish in 1534 and remained part of Spain’s American empire until, after the first uprising against Spanish rule in 1809, independence was gained in 1822

Derivatives

Ecuadorian

Pronunciation: /ˌɛkwəˈdɔːrɪən/
(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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