Definition of St. Kitts and Nevis in English:

St. Kitts and Nevis

proper noun

  • A country that consists of two adjoining islands in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea; population 56,000 (estimated 2015; capital, Basseterre (on St. Kitts); languages, English (official) and Creole.

Origin

St Kitts, alteration (by settlers) of St Christopher, a name given to the island by Columbus; Nevis from Spanish las nieves ‘the snows’ (because of the ‘snowy’ clouds surrounding the peak).

Pronunciation

St. Kitts and Nevis

/ˌseɪnt ˌkɪts ən ˈnivɪs//ˌsānt ˌkits ən ˈnēvis/