Definition of Venezuela in English:

Venezuela

proper noun

  • A republic on the north coast of South America, with a coastline on the Caribbean Sea; population 31,100,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Spanish; capital, Caracas. Official name Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘little Venice’, named by early explorers when they saw native houses built on stilts over water.

Pronunciation

Venezuela

/ˌvɛnɪˈzweɪlə//beneˈswela/