Tegucigalpa

[ tuh-goo-si-gal-puh; Spanish te-goo-see-gahl-pah ]
/ təˌgu sɪˈgæl pə; Spanish tɛˌgu siˈgɑl pɑ /
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noun

a city in and the capital of Honduras, in the S part.

Definition for tegucigalpa (2 of 2)

Honduras

[ hon-doo r-uh s, -dyoo r-; Spanish awn-doo-rahs ]
/ hɒnˈdʊər əs, -ˈdyʊər-; Spanish ɔnˈdu rɑs /

noun

a republic in NE Central America. 43,277 sq. mi. (112,087 sq. km). Capital: Tegucigalpa.
Gulf of, an arm of the Caribbean Sea, bordered by Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Related formsHon·du·ran, Hon·du·ra·ne·an, Hon·du·ra·ni·an [hon-duh-rey-nee-uh n] /ˌhɒn dəˈreɪ ni ən/, adjective, nounpro-Hon·du·ran, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tegucigalpa (1 of 2)

Tegucigalpa

/ (Spanish teɣuθiˈɣalpa) /

noun

the capital of Honduras, in the south on the Choluteca River: founded about 1579; university (1847). Pop: 1 061 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for tegucigalpa (2 of 2)

Honduras

/ (hɒnˈdjʊərəs) /

noun

a republic in Central America: an early centre of Mayan civilization; colonized by the Spanish from 1524 onwards; gained independence in 1821. Official language: Spanish; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: lempira. Capital: Tegucigalpa. Pop: 8 448 465 (2013 est). Area: 112 088 sq km (43 277 sq miles)
Gulf of Honduras an inlet of the Caribbean, on the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize
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Word Origin and History for tegucigalpa

Honduras


Spanish, literally "the depths," probably in reference to coastal waters on the east side. Said to have been called that by Columbus in 1524. Related: Honduran.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for tegucigalpa

Honduras


Republic in Central America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Nicaragua to the east and south, El Salvador and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Guatemala to the west. Its capital and largest city is Tegucigalpa.

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