[ buh-leez ]
/ bəˈliz /
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.
Also called Belize City. a seaport in and the main city of Belize.
a river flowing NE through Belize to the Gulf of Honduras. 180 miles (290 km) long.
Related formsBe·li·ze·an [buh-lee-zee-uh n] /bəˈli zi ən/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for belizean (1 of 2)
/ (bəˈliːzən) /
of or relating to Belize or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Belize
British Dictionary definitions for belizean (2 of 2)
/ (bəˈliːz) /
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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