Jamaica

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geographical name Ja·mai·ca \jə-ˈmā-kə\

Definition of Jamaica

  1. 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 4471 square miles (11,580 square kilometers), population 2,697,983

Jamaican

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JAMAICA Defined for English Language Learners

Jamaica

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geographical name Ja·mai·ca \jə-ˈmā-kə\

Definition of Jamaica for English Language Learners

  • : island country in the West Indies


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