Type Country & River
Usage English, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Turkish, Indonesian, Malay
Scripts Белизе(Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. bə-LEEZ(English) BEH-LEEZ(French) beh-LEE-zə(Dutch) beh-LYEE-zeh(Polish) BEH-lee-zeh(Hungarian) BEH-li-zeh(Czech) [key·IPA]
Note In Turkish this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as BELİZE in uppercase and belize in lowercase.
Meaning & History
From Spanish Belice, earlier Balis, from the name of the Belize River, which may itself be from Mayan beliz meaning "muddy water". This is the name of a country on the Atlantic coast of Central America.
Entry updated April 25, 2021