Definition of Trinidad and Tobago in US English:

Trinidad and Tobago

proper noun

  • A country in the Caribbean consisting of two islands off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; population 1,400,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Creoles; capital, Port-of-Spain (on Trinidad).

    The larger of the two islands is Trinidad, with Tobago to the northeast. Trinidad, inhabited by Arawaks, was visited by Columbus in 1498 and settled by the Spanish; Tobago, occupied by Caribs, was colonized by the French and later the British in the 18th century. Trinidad became British during the Napoleonic Wars and was formally amalgamated with Tobago as a Crown Colony in 1888. Trinidad and Tobago became an independent member state of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1962 and finally a republic in 1976

Pronunciation

Trinidad and Tobago

/ˌtrɪnədæd ən təˈbeɪɡoʊ//ˌtrinədad ən təˈbāɡō/