Jamaica: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( ju-mā'ku), [key]
- an island in the West Indies, S of Cuba. 4413 sq. mi. (11,430 sq. km).
- 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.
- jamaica (Thesaurus)