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A country of northern Central America. Originally inhabited by a Mayan civilization, Honduras was colonized by the Spanish in the early 1500s and gained its independence along with Mexico in 1821. Part of a short-lived confederation of Central American states, Honduras became a separate republic in 1838. Tegucigalpa is the capital and the largest city.
Hon·du′ran adj. & n.
(Placename) of or relating to Honduras or its inhabitants
1. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of Honduras
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Honduras
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|Noun||1.||Honduran - a native or inhabitant of Honduras |
Honduras, Republic of Honduras - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
Central American - a native or inhabitant of Central America
|Adj.||1.||Honduran - of or relating to or characteristic of Honduras or its people|