Trinidad and Tobago

geographical name

Definition of Trinidad and Tobago

country in the southeastern West Indies north of eastern Venezuela consisting of two main islands in the Atlantic, Trinidad and Tobago, along with several smaller islands; capital Port of Spain area 1980 square miles (5128 square kilometers), population 1,216,000

Note: Trinidad and Tobago was formerly a British colony and has been a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1962.

Learn More about Trinidad and Tobago

Statistics for Trinidad and Tobago

Cite this Entry

“Trinidad and Tobago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trinidad%20and%20Tobago. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on Trinidad and Tobago

Spanish Central: Translation of Trinidad and Tobago

Britannica English: Translation of Trinidad and Tobago for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Trinidad and Tobago

What made you want to look up Trinidad and Tobago? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!