Jamaica

geographical name
Ja·​mai·​ca | \ jə-ˈmā-kə How to pronounce Jamaica (audio) \

Definition of Jamaica

island of the West Indies in the Greater Antilles south of Cuba; a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1962; formerly a British colony; capital Kingston area 4244 square miles (10,991 square kilometers), population 2,812,000

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Jamaican \ jə-​ˈmā-​kən How to pronounce Jamaica (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Jamaica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jamaica. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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