Definition of

Jamaica

  1. (noun, location) an island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti
  2. (noun, location) a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism

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Alternate forms of Jamaica

Derivations: jamaican

Origin of the word Jamaica

  1. West Indian island, from Taino (Arawakan). The Jamaica in New York probably is a Delaware (Algonquian) word meaning "beaver pond" alt. by infl. of the island name. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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