Meaning of Jamaica

Ja•mai•ca

Pronunciation: ( ju-mā'ku), [key]
— n.
  1. an island in the West Indies, S of Cuba. 4413 sq. mi. (11,430 sq. km).
  2. a republic coextensive with this island: formerly a British colony; became independent in 1962, retaining membership in the Commonwealth of Nations. 2,060,000. Cap.: Kingston.
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