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Trinidad

[trin-i-dad; for 2 also Spanish tree-nee-th ahth ] /ˈtrɪn ɪˌdæd; for 2 also Spanish ˌtri niˈðɑð/
noun
1.
an island in the SE West Indies, off the NE coast of Venezuela: formerly a British colony in the Federation of the West Indies; now part of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago. 1864 sq. mi. (4828 sq. km).
2.
a city in central Bolivia.
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Trinidadian
[trin-i-dey-dee-uh n, -dad-ee-] /ˌtrɪn ɪˈdeɪ di ən, -ˈdæd i-/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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Trinidad

/ˈtrɪnɪˌdæd/
noun
1.
an island in the West Indies, off the NE coast of Venezuela: colonized by the Spanish in the 17th century and ceded to Britain in 1802; joined with Tobago in 1888 as a British colony; now part of the independent republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Pop: 1 208 282 (2000)
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city, northeastern Bolivia. It lies in the Moxos (Mojos) Plains, an ancient lake bed stretching eastward from the foothills of the Andean eastern cordillera. In 1686 Jesuits led by Father Cipriano Barrace founded a mission at the present site of the city, naming it Trinidad ("Trinity") for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. During the annual celebration of the feast, residents wear elaborate feather headdresses and masks and partake in traditional dancing, accompanied by live music.

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