Definition of Venezuela in English:

Venezuela

proper noun

  • A republic on the northern coast of South America, on the Caribbean Sea; population 31,100,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Caracas; language, Spanish (official). Official name Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘little Venice’, named by early explorers when they saw native houses built on stilts over water.

Pronunciation

Venezuela

/ˌvenəzˈwālə//ˌvɛnəzˈweɪlə/