Definition of St Kitts and Nevis from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


St Kitts and Nevis

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(also formal St Christopher and Nevis) Countries and continents
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a country consisting of two islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It was claimed by Britain in 1623, and the island of Anguilla was part of it until 1967. In 1983 it became an independent member of the Commonwealth. Its capital town is Basseterre. See related entries: Countries and continents