Puerto Rico

See also: Puerto-Rico

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Puerto Rico (literally Rich Port). In 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/, [ˌpɔɹɾəˈɹikoʊ]
  • (Puerto Rican) IPA(key): /ˌpwɛəɹtoʊˈɹikoʊ/

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. A self-governing Commonwealth in the Caribbean which is a territory of the United States.
    Synonyms: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (official name), PR (symbol)
  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".

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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).

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico

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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

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pwertoˈriko/, [pwert̪oˈriko]
  • (Puerto Rico) IPA(key): /ˌpwe̞lto̞ˈχiko̞/

Proper nounEdit

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (an island and territory of the United States in the Caribbean Sea)
    Synonym: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico