Definition of Trinidad and Tobago in English:

Trinidad and Tobago

Line breaks: Trini|dad and To¦bago
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪnɪdad ənd təˈbeɪɡəʊ
 
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A country in the Caribbean consisting of two islands off the NE coast of Venezuela; population 1,230,000 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Creoles; capital, Port-of-Spain (on Trinidad).

Much the larger of the two islands is Trinidad, with Tobago to the north-east. Trinidad, inhabited by Arawaks, was visited by Columbus in 1498 and settled by the Spanish; Tobago, occupied by Caribs, was colonized by the French and later the British in the 18th century. Trinidad became British during the Napoleonic Wars and was formally amalgamated with Tobago as a Crown Colony in 1888. Trinidad and Tobago became an independent member state of the Commonwealth in 1962 and finally a republic in 1976

Derivatives

Trinidadian

Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪnɪˈdeɪdɪən, -ˈdadɪən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • For some Trinidadians, the sight of couples openly kissing at the Brian Lara Promenade or the Central Bank forecourt illicits raised eyebrows, frowns or even shouts of ‘rent a room.’
  • ‘In the next couple years Trinidadians will also have the opportunity to take a train to work,’ he also says to people now condemned to zero-miles-an-hour commuting on the roads and highways.
  • By contrast, the details of how, for example, mass consumption fits into the everyday life of Trinidadians and how they responded to consumer goods were gleaned from conversations, observations, and interviews with key informants.

Tobagonian

Pronunciation: /ˌtəʊbəˈɡəʊnɪən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • Trinis and Tobagonians believe there is real merit to guilt.
  • ‘Trinidadians and Tobagonians should now be well aware of the fact that our country has one of the worst reputations for safety, law and order in the entire hemisphere,’ said Aboud.
  • Trinidadians / Tobagonians seeking employment abroad will then be equipped with the kinds of skills that ensure ready employment, and be less likely to drift into the underworld of drugs and crime.

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