- a republic in Central America. 57,143 sq. mi. (148,000 sq. km). Capital: Managua.
- Lake. Spanish Lago de Nicaragua. a lake in SW Nicaragua. 92 miles (148 km) long; 34 miles (55 km) wide; 3060 sq. mi. (7925 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for nicaraguan
And I remember once there was a Nicaraguan Sandinista incursion in Honduras and the Nicaraguans denied it.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat
August 10, 2014
Now Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is facing a hell all his own.Nicaragua’s President Accused of Sex Abuse by His Stepdaughter
May 20, 2013
Forde married and divorced five husbands—including a Nicaraguan taxi driver she married to, ironically, fix his papers.
She married and divorced five husbands—including a Nicaraguan taxi driver she married to, ironically, to fix his papers.
He was also buddies with Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza.My Charlie Wilson War
January 8, 2009
We do not condemn Nicaragua because we think Britain ought to be more Nicaraguan.The Napoleon of Notting Hill
Gilbert K. Chesterton
In 1849 he obtained from the Nicaraguan Government a charter for a steamship company.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
Needham had not forgotten his resolve to haul down the Nicaraguan flag.The Three Lieutenants
So is the doctrine that both the Nicaraguan and Mexican invasions were maritime.Opuscula
Robert Gordon Latham
The Nicaraguan route was still favoured by many as compared with that at Panama.The Panama Canal
J. Saxon Mills
- of or relating to Nicaragua or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Nicaragua
- a republic in Central America, on the Caribbean and the Pacific: colonized by the Spanish from the 1520s; gained independence in 1821 and was annexed by Mexico, becoming a republic in 1838. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: córdoba. Capital: Managua. Pop: 5 788 531 (2013 est). Area: 131 812 sq km (50 893 sq miles)
- Lake Nicaragua a lake in SW Nicaragua, separated from the Pacific by an isthmus 19 km (12 miles) wide: the largest lake in Central America. Area: 8264 sq km (3191 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for nicaraguan
visited 1522 by Spanish conquistador Gil González Dávila, who is said to have named it for a local native chieftain, Nicarao. Related: Nicaraguan.