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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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

 
Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Jamaica f

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

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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

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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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)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica

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

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk 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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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Taíno/Arawak xaymaca

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica f

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

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Taíno/Arawak xaymaca

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xaˈmaika/, [xaˈmai̯ka]

Proper nounEdit

Jamaica ?

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

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SwahiliEdit

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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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