Puerto Rico

See also: Puerto-Rico

EnglishEdit

 
Puerto Rico in the Americas

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɔɹtəˈɹikoʊ/, [ˌpɔɚɾəˈɹikoʊ]
  • (especially in Puerto Rico) IPA(key): /ˌpwɛɹtoʊˈɹikoʊ/, enPR: pwěrʹtō rēʹkō
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpwɜː(ɹ)təˈɹiːkəʊ/, /ˌpwɛə(ɹ)təˈɹiːkəʊ/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. A self-governing commonwealth and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean.
    Synonyms: (official name) Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, (symbol) PR
  2. The island comprising most of that territory.
    The indigenous Taíno name for the island of Puerto Rico was 'Borikén', which literally means "Land of the Valiant Lord".

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
States: Alabama · Alaska · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Colorado · Connecticut · Delaware · Florida · Georgia · Hawaii · Idaho · Illinois · Indiana · Iowa · Kansas · Kentucky · Louisiana · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · Michigan · Minnesota · Mississippi · Missouri · Montana · Nebraska · Nevada · New Hampshire · New Jersey · New Mexico · New York · North Carolina · North Dakota · Ohio · Oklahoma · Oregon · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · South Dakota · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Vermont · Virginia · Washington · West Virginia · Wisconsin · Wyoming
Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

ReferencesEdit

  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).

Further readingEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Puerto Rico.

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)

Related termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Puerto Rico.

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)

Related termsEdit


RomanianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico n

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpweɾto ˈriko/ [ˌpweɾ.t̪o ˈri.ko]
    • Hyphenation: Puer‧to Ri‧co
  • IPA(key): (Puerto Rico) /ˌpwe̞lto̞ˈχiko̞/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)
    Synonym: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico