Cuba

geographical name
Cu·​ba | \ ˈkyü-bə How to pronounce Cuba (audio) , ˈkü-vä\

Definition of Cuba

1 island in the West Indies north of the Caribbean Sea and south of the U.S. (Florida) area 41,620 square miles (107,800 square kilometers)
2 country largely coextensive with the island of Cuba; a republic with its capital at Havana area 42,804 square miles (110,862 square kilometers), population 11,167,325

Other Words from Cuba

Cuban \ ˈkyü-​bən How to pronounce Cuban (audio) \ adjective or noun

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