Definition of Ecuador in US English:

Ecuador

proper noun

  • A republic in northwestern South America, on the Pacific coast; population 16,100,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Quito; languages, Spanish (official), Quechua.

    Formerly part of the Inca empire, Ecuador was conquered by the Spanish in 1534. It remained part of Spain's American empire until 1822, when independence was gained

Pronunciation

Ecuador

/ˈɛkwəˌdɔr//ˈekwəˌdôr/