Cali

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See also: cali, cāli, Ca Li, Ca-li, cālī, and cāļi

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæli/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æli

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of California. Compare Vietnamese Ca Li.

Proper noun[edit]

Cali

  1. (slang) The state of California in the United States.
    • 2010, “Teenage Dream”, performed by Katy Perry:
      We drove to Cali / And got drunk on the beach
    • 2012, Kelli London, Cali Boys, Kensington Publishing Corp. (→ISBN), page 10:
      "Why do I have to live here?" she asked for the umpteenth time, seeing no reason for the twentyfive-hundred-mile move from New York to Cali.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Spanish Cali, from Calima.

Proper noun[edit]

Cali

  1. A city in western Colombia, southwest of Bogotá.
    Synonym: Santiago de Cali
  2. A river in Colombia which flows by the city.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cali

  1. Archaic form of Kali (Hindu goddess).

Anagrams[edit]


Somali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَلِي(ʿalī).

Proper noun[edit]

Cali

  1. A male given name: Ali.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Calima, a pre-Columbian culture, itself from a native (possibly Cariban) language.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cali m

  1. Cali (a river in Colombia)

Proper noun[edit]

Cali f

  1. Cali (a city in Colombia)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Adelaar, W. F. H., Muysken, P. C. (2004). The Languages of the Andes. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 53

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Vietnamese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Cali

  1. Alternative spelling of Ca Li