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 40,100 (est. 2009); capital, Basseterre (on St. Kitts); languages, English (official) and Creole.


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).


St. Kitts and Nevis

/ˌsānt ˌkits ən ˈnēvis/