Ecuador

geographical name
Ec·​ua·​dor | \ ˈe-kwə-ˌdȯr How to pronounce Ecuador (audio) , ˌe-kwä-ˈt͟hȯr \

Definition of Ecuador

country of western South America bordering on the Pacific and crossed by the Equator; a republic with its capital at Quito area 109,484 square miles (283,561 square kilometers), population 16,499,000

Other Words from Ecuador

Ecuadoran \ ˌe-​kwə-​ˈdȯr-​ən How to pronounce Ecuadoran (audio) \ adjective or noun
Ecuadorean or Ecuadorian \ ˌe-​kwə-​ˈdȯr-​ē-​ən How to pronounce Ecuadorian (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Ecuador.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ecuador. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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