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Belize

[buh-leez] /bəˈliz/
noun
1.
Formerly British Honduras. a parliamentary democracy in N Central America: a former British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 8867 sq. mi. (22,966 sq. km).
Capital: Belmopan.
2.
Also called Belize City. a seaport in and the main city of Belize.
3.
a river flowing NE through Belize to the Gulf of Honduras. 180 miles (290 km) long.
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Belizean
[buh-lee-zee-uh n] /bəˈli zi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for belizean

Belizean

/bəˈliːzən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Belize or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Belize

Belize

/bəˈliːz/
noun
1.
a state in Central America, on the Caribbean Sea: site of a Mayan civilization until the 9th century ad; colonized by the British from 1638; granted internal self-government in 1964; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1981. Official language: English; Carib and Spanish are also spoken. Currency: Belize dollar. Capital: Belmopan. Pop: 334 297 (2013 est). Area: 22 965 sq km (8867 sq miles) Former name (until 1973) British Honduras
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