Definition of Antigua and Barbuda in US English:

Antigua and Barbuda

proper noun

  • A country in the western West Indies, in the Leeward Islands, that consists of two main islands (Antigua and Barbuda) and Redonda, a smaller island to the southwest of Antigua; population 92,000 (estimated 2015); capital, St. John's (on Antigua); languages, English (official), Creole.

    Discovered in 1493 by Columbus and settled by the English in 1632, Antigua became a British colony with Barbuda as its dependency; the islands gained independence within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1981

Pronunciation

Antigua and Barbuda

/ænˌtiɡwə ən bɑrˈbudə//anˌtēɡwə ən bärˈbo͞odə/