Bogotá

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See also: Bogota and Bogotà

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Bogotá

  1. The capital city of Colombia.

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Bogotá n

  1. Bogota, Bogotá (the capital city of Colombia)

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Bogotá f

  1. Bogota, Bogotá (the capital city of Colombia)

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Etymology[edit]

From an unattested Chibcha word variously described as the name of the surrounding region, the capital of the Muisca Confederation, the original name of the town of Funza, the name of a Muisca cacique or his title.

Various forms have been proposed as the original name, such as Bacatá (possibly a later invention [1]); Bocatá, meaning “fields’ end” and the name of a cacique [2]; Bogote, referring to the Bogotá Savannah and used as a hereditary title [3]; Muequetá, supposedly from Chibcha muyquy (field) + ta (inside; field).

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  • IPA(key): /boɡoˈta/, [boɣoˈt̪a]
  • (file)

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Bogotá f

  1. Bogota, Bogotá (the capital city of Colombia)
    Synonym: Santafé de Bogotá (historical; official from 1991 to 2000)

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  1. ^ Sylvia M. Broadbent, Situación del Bogotá chibcha in 1974, Revista Colombiana de Antropología
  2. ^ Late 16th century, Juan de Castellanos, Elegías de varones ilustres de Indias
  3. ^ 1626, Pedro Simón, Noticias historiales de las conquistas de Tierra Firme en las Indias Occidentales

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Bogotá

  1. Bogota, Bogotá (the capital city of Colombia)