Definition of St Kitts and Nevis in English:

St Kitts and Nevis

proper noun

  • 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).


St Kitts and Nevis