Definition of El Salvador in English:

El Salvador

Pronunciation /ɛl ˈsalvədɔː/ /el salβaˈðor/

proper noun

  • A country in Central America, on the Pacific coast; population 6,100,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Spanish; capital, San Salvador.

The territory was conquered by the Spanish in 1524 and gained its independence in 1821. Between 1979 and 1992 the country was devastated by a civil war marked by the activities of right-wing death squads and resistance by left-wing guerrillas; a UN-brokered peace accord was agreed in 1992


El Salvador

/ɛl ˈsalvədɔː/ /el salβaˈðor/