Definition of Salvadorean in English:


(also Salvadorian)


  • Relating to El Salvador.

    • ‘The Guardian today is reporting that at least 22 people were killed and as many as 200 injured in clashes with US, Spanish and Salvadorean troops.’
    • ‘US magazine Newsweek reports, ‘Then, faced with losing a war against Salvadorean rebels, the US government funded or supported ‘nationalist’ forces… to hunt down and kill rebel leaders and sympathisers…’
    • ‘On February 15 over 200 Salvadorean police took over 15 public hospitals and clinics in El Salvador's capital city of San Salvador.’
    • ‘Growing up in London, i only truly discovered the delights of Mexican and Salvadorean food when i spent some time living in San Francisco, and LA.’
    • ‘Negroponte personally covered up the murder of 32 Salvadorean nuns who fled to Honduras in 1981.’


  • A native or inhabitant of El Salvador.

    • ‘I would speak to Panamanians, El Salvadoreans, and Guatemalans to find out why, despite all the talk of how terrible free trade is, they still wanted to sign a deal.’
    • ‘According to the UN, 48 percent of the 6.1 million Salvadoreans live in poverty.’
    • ‘A large part of the problem for the Salvadoreans was that the Honduran air force had struck back, severely damaging enemy oil dumps.’
    • ‘The 1990 U.S. Census estimates that there are over half a million Salvadoreans in the U.S., which means that approximately one of every six Salvadoreans may now reside in the United States.’
    • ‘Although Salvadoreans are the fourth largest group of Hispanics in the United States, little data exist on their sociodemographic profile, health beliefs and behaviors.’