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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Puerto Rico (Rich Port). In English, the name is commonly pronounced and was formerly spelled as "Porto Rico"; many other Spanish Puerto placenames were formerly also anglicized to Porto.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɔɹtəˈɹikoʊ/, [ˌpɔɹɾəˈɹikoʊ]
  • (Puerto Rican) IPA(key): /ˌpwɛəɹtoʊˈɹikoʊ/

Proper nounEdit

 
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Puerto Rico

  1. A self-governing Commonwealth in the Caribbean which is a territory of the United States. Official name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  2. The island comprising most of that territory.

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  • PR (symbol)

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  1. ^ Examples include Portobelo, Panama (formerly called "Porto Bello" in English and "Puerto..." in Spanish); "Porto Cabello" (Puerto Cabello, Venezuela); and "Porto Principe" (Puerto Principe, the settlement which later moved and became Camagüey, Cuba).

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Puerto Rico

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico

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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpwertoˈriko/
  • (Puerto Rico) IPA(key): /ˌpwe̞lto̞ˈχiko̞/

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (an island and territory of the United States in the Caribbean Sea)

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