[ san-tee-ah-goh; Spanish sahn-tyah-gaw ]

  1. a city in and the capital of Chile, in the central part.

  2. Also called San·ti·a·go de Com·pos·te·la [san-tee-ah-goh duh-kom-puh-stel-uh; Spanish sahn-tyah-gawthe kawm-paws-te-lah]. /ˌsæn tiˈɑ goʊ də ˌkɒm pəˈstɛl ə; Spanish ˌsɑnˈtyɑ gɔ ðɛ ˌkɔm pɔsˈtɛ lɑ/. a city in NW Spain: pilgrimage center; cathedral.

  1. a city in SW Panama.

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British Dictionary definitions for Santiago


/ (ˌsæntɪˈɑːɡəʊ, Spanish sanˈtjaɣo) /

  1. the capital of Chile, at the foot of the Andes: commercial and industrial centre; two universities. Pop: 5 623 000 (2005 est): Official name: Santiago de Chile (de ˈtʃile)

  2. a city in the N Dominican Republic. Pop: 479 000 (2005 est): Official name: Santiago de los Caballeros (de los kaβaˈʎeros)

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Cultural definitions for Santiago


[ (san-tee-ah-goh, sahn-tee-ah-goh) ]

Capital of Chile and the largest city in the country, located in central Chile; commercial and political center of Chile and one of the largest cities in South America.

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