Etymology
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Ecuador

from the Spanish form of equator (which runs through it). Before 1830 the region bore the name of its chief city, Quito, which is from the name of a now-extinct native people, of unknown meaning. Related: Ecuadorian; Ecuadorean.

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Definitions of Ecuador

Ecuador (n.)
a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes;
Synonyms: Republic of Ecuador
From wordnet.princeton.edu