Colombia

geographical name
Co·​lom·​bia | \ kə-ˈləm-bē-ə also -ˈlōm- How to pronounce Colombia (audio) \

Definition of Colombia

country of northwestern South America bordering on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and crossed by the Equator in the southern part; capital Bogotá area 439,735 square miles (1,138,914 square kilometers), population 41,468,400

Other Words from Colombia

Colombian \ kə-​ˈləm-​bē-​ən How to pronounce Colombian (audio) \ adjective or noun

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