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El Salvador

El Sal·va·dor

 (săl′və-dôr′, säl′vä-dôr′)
A country of Central America bordering on the Pacific Ocean. Conquered by Spain in 1524, the region gained its independence in 1821, joined (1825-1838) a federation of Central American states, and became a separate republic in 1839. The country was ruled by a series of military governments from 1931 to 1979 and was embroiled in a civil war from 1980 to 1992. San Salvador is the capital and the largest city.

El Sal′va·dor′i·an (săl′və-dôr′ē-ən) adj. & n.

El Salvador

(ɛl ˈsælvəˌdɔː)
n
(Placename) a republic in Central America, on the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from 1524; declared independence in 1841, becoming a republic in 1856. It consists of coastal lowlands rising to a central plateau. Coffee constitutes over a third of the total exports. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: San Salvador. Pop: 6 108 590 (2013 est). Area: 21 393 sq km (8236 sq miles)

El Sal•va•dor

(ɛl ˈsæl vəˌdɔr)
n.
a republic in NW Central America. 5,839,079; 13,176 sq. mi. (34,125 sq. km). Cap.: San Salvador. Also called Salvador.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.El Salvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central AmericaEl Salvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
Salvadoran capital, San Salvador - the capital and largest city of El Salvador; has suffered from recurrent earthquakes
Santa Ana - a city in western El Salvador
Salvadoran, Salvadorean, Salvadorian - a native or inhabitant of El Salvador
Translations
SalvadorSalvádor
El SalvadorSalvador
エルサルバドル
El Salvador
Salwador
Salvador

El Salvador

[elˈsælvədɔːʳ] NEl Salvador

El Salvador

[ɛlˈsælvəˌdɔːʳ] nEl Salvador m
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Her understanding of her subject is limited by her being an outsider to the culture of El Salvador in spite of her obvious knowledge of the Spanish language.