Definition of El Salvador in US English:

El Salvador

proper noun

  • A country in western Central America, on the Pacific coast; population 6,100,000 (estimated 2015); capital, San Salvador; official language, Spanish.

The territory was conquered by the Spanish in 1524 and gained its independence in 1821. Between 1979 and 1992 El Salvador was devastated by a civil war that was marked by the activities of right-wing death squads and resistance by left-wing guerrillas. A UN-brokered peace accord was agreed upon in 1992

Pronunciation

El Salvador

/ɛl ˈsælvədɔr//el ˈsalvədôr/