Definition of Guatemala in US English:

Guatemala

proper noun

  • A country in Central America that borders on the Pacific Ocean and has a short coastline on the Caribbean Sea; population 16,300,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Guatemala City; official language, Spanish.

    A former center of Mayan civilization, Guatemala was conquered by the Spanish in 1523–24. After independence, it formed the core of the short-lived United Provinces of Central America 1828–38 before becoming an independent republic in its own right

Pronunciation

Guatemala

/ˌɡwädəˈmälə//ˌɡwɑdəˈmɑlə/