One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A country in the Caribbean consisting of two adjoining islands of the Leeward Islands; population 56,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Creole; capital, Basseterre (on St Kitts). Official name Federation of St Christopher and Nevis.
St Kitts, alteration (by settlers) of St Christopher, a name given to the island by Columbus; Nevis from Spanish las nieves ‘the snows’ (because of the ‘snowy’ clouds surrounding the peak).
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