Jamaica

See also: jamaica and jamaicà

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: jə-mā'kə, IPA(key): /dʒəˈmeɪ.kə/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Taíno Xaymaca (land of wood and water).

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Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. A country in the Caribbean
  2. The island comprising most of that country
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Etymology 2Edit

After Kuchamakin, a Massachusett leader; from Massachusett.[1]

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica Plain, Boston, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Etymology 3Edit

From the Massachusett word for “beaver”. Compare next etymology.

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica, Vermont, a town in Vermont.

Etymology 4Edit

 Jamaica, Queens on Wikipedia

Originally Jameco, from Lenape [Term?] (beaver). Compare previous etymology.

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica, Queens, a neighborhood of Queens, New York.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Jamaica Plain Historical Society - Native Americans in Jamaica Plain”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 12 April 2010, archived from the original on 3 December 2011

CatalanEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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Jamaica f

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Central NahuatlEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (a country in North America)

DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdʒaːˈmɑi̯.kaː/, /ˌjaːˈmɑi̯.kaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧mai‧ca

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica n

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

HungarianEdit

 Jamaica on Hungarian Wikipedia

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈjɒmɒjikɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧ma‧i‧ca
  • Rhymes: -kɒ

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (a country in the Caribbean)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Jamaica
accusative Jamaicát
dative Jamaicának
instrumental Jamaicával
causal-final Jamaicáért
translative Jamaicává
terminative Jamaicáig
essive-formal Jamaicaként
essive-modal
inessive Jamaicában
superessive Jamaicán
adessive Jamaicánál
illative Jamaicába
sublative Jamaicára
allative Jamaicához
elative Jamaicából
delative Jamaicáról
ablative Jamaicától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Jamaicáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Jamaicáéi
Possessive forms of Jamaica
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Jamaicám
2nd person sing. Jamaicád
3rd person sing. Jamaicája
1st person plural Jamaicánk
2nd person plural Jamaicátok
3rd person plural Jamaicájuk

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Jamaican CreoleEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Taíno Xaymaca (land of wood and water)[1].

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒʌˈmʲeːka/, /d͡ʒaˈmʲeːka/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧mai‧ca

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)
    Synonyms: Jamdown, Jamdung, Jamrock, Yard

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^
    1990, Harry S. Pariser, Jamaica: A Visitor's Guide (in English), →ISBN, page 1:
    “No other island in the Caribbean conjures up such evocative images as Jamaica. The island's name comes from the Arawak Indian name, Xaymaca, which means "Land of Wood and Water." []

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Taíno/Arawak xaymaca

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ʒaˈmaj.kɐ/, [ʒaˈmaɪ̯.kɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ʒɐˈmaj.kɐ/, [ʒɐˈmaɪ̯.kɐ]

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica f

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Taíno/Arawak xaymaca.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xaˈmaika/, [xaˈmai̯.ka]
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica ?

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Tagalog: Hamayka

SwahiliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

SwedishEdit

 
Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper nounEdit

Jamaica n (genitive Jamaicas)

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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