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[pawrt-uh v-speyn, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrt əvˈspeɪn, ˈpoʊrt-/
a seaport on NW Trinidad, in the SE West Indies: the national capital of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago

(used with a plural verb) two islands in the N Atlantic Ocean, off the NE coast of Venezuela.
(used with a singular verb) an independent republic in the West Indies, comprising the islands of Trinidad and Tobago: member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1980 sq. mi. (5128 sq. km).
Capital: Port-of-Spain.
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Trinidadian and Tobagonian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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Trinidad and Tobago

an independent republic in the Caribbean, occupying the two southernmost islands of the Lesser Antilles: became a British colony in 1888 and gained independence in 1962; became a republic in 1976; a member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority, with a large Hindu minority. Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar. Capital: Port of Spain. Pop: 1 225 225 (2013 est). Area: 5128 sq km (1980 sq miles)
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Trinidad and Tobago [(tuh-bay-goh)]

Independent republic in the West Indies, comprising two islands off the northeast coast of Venezuela. Its capital and largest city is Port-of-Spain.

Note: A popular resort area, the country is appreciated particularly for its culture, which is composed of a mixture of black African, Indian, Chinese, European, and Middle Eastern settlers.
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