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Map of the US highlighting Rhode Island

EtymologyEdit

Originally spelled Rode-Island. From unstandardized Early Modern Dutch Roode Eylant (Red Island), after a description of Aquidneck Island given by navigator Adriaen Block: een rodlich Eylande (Modern Dutch een roodlijk eiland).[1]

Modern spelling due to influence from Rhodes, as Giovanni da Verrazzano had once likened an isle somewhere about the Narragansett Bay to it, though the precise identity of the isle he was referring to remains unknown. The earliest spelling showing influence from this is Rhod-Island.[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹɵˈdaɪlɨnd/, IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊd ˈaɪ.lənd/
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Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Providence.

Usage notesEdit

  • As the smallest state in the US, Rhode Island is often used as a comparison for area or size.
  • Rhode Island is not an island.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.archive.org/stream/documentaryhisto02chap/documentaryhisto02chap_djvu.txt
  2. ^ “Archived copy”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 17 November 2010, archived from the original on 17 November 2010

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DanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Rhode Island.

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island (genitive Rhode Islands)

  1. Rhode Island

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhode Island m

  1. Rhode Island

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