Definition of Bolivia in US English:

Bolivia

proper noun

  • A landlocked country in western South America; population 11,700,000 (estimated 2015); capital, La Paz; legal capital and seat of the judiciary, Sucre; languages, Spanish (official), Aymara, and Quechua.

    After the defeat of the Incas, Bolivia became part of Spain's empire in the Americas. Freed from Spanish rule in 1825, it has suffered continually from political instability

Origin

Named after Simón Bolívar (see Bolívar, Simón).

Pronunciation

Bolivia

/bəˈlɪviə//bəˈlivēə/