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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of northern Central America. Originally inhabited by a Mayan civilization, Honduras was colonized by the Spanish in the early 1500s and gained its independence along with Mexico in 1821. Part of a short-lived confederation of Central American states, Honduras became a separate republic in 1838. Tegucigalpa is the capital and the largest city. Population: 7,480,000.
  • Gulf ofHonduras An inlet of the western Caribbean Sea bordering on Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala.

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  • proper n. A country in Central America, officially the Republic of Honduras. Capital: Tegucigalpa.

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  • n. a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture

Etymologies

Spanish honduras ("depths", referring to the deep waters off the northern coast) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Honduras takes Brazil to world court over Zelaya'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Honduras\' interim government has filed a case at the U. N.\'s highest court accusing Brazil of meddling in internal Honduran affairs by allowing ousted President Manuel Zelaya to stay at its embassy in Tegucigalpa. '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Honduras takes Brazil to world court over Zelaya

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Honduras leader \'willing to quit\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Honduras\ 'interim president has agreed to step down on the condition that Manuel Zelaya, the country\'s ousted president, is not allowed to regain power.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Honduras leader 'willing to quit'

  • Jose Cabezas/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images HONDURAS STRIFE: A supporter of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya put a feather on a monument of an indigenous leader during a protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday.

    Today’s Photos: July 21

  • Elmer Martinez/AFP/Getty Images HONDURAS CLASHES: Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya clashed with soldiers during a protest against the military coup near Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday.

    Today’s Photos: July 6

  • HIGHWAY, HONDURAS: Myriad anti-coup marches en route from different parts of Honduras have merged into eight and are set to converge tomorrow, August 11, on the cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

    The Narco News Bulletin

  • Honduras mickou Toque de queda en #Honduras anunciado hace unos minutos en cadena nacional >

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  • REPORTING FROM HONDURAS: Hondurans Call Out for Help from the International Community yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'REPORTING FROM HONDURAS: Hondurans Call Out for Help from the International Community'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Our emergency international delegation to Honduras, organized from the United States by CODEPINK, Global Exchange and Non-Violence International, began its fact-finding mission in the wake of the June 28 coup that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya.'

    REPORTING FROM HONDURAS: Hondurans Call Out for Help from the International Community

  • Edgard Garrido/Reuters HONDURAS UPROAR: Soldiers shielded themselves at the National Congress in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wednesday.

    Today's Photos: July 2

  • This developing crisis in Honduras is not getting the media exposure that other countries receive like Iran, writes La Gringa's Blogicito.

    Global Voices in English » Honduras: Political Crisis Over Controversial Referendum

  • What's happening in Honduras is what needs to be happening in Iran.

    Clinton: U.S., OAS working to restore order in Honduras

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