Jamaica

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See also: jamaica and jamaicà

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: jə-mā'kə, IPA(key): /dʒəˈmeɪ.kə/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Taíno Xaymaca (land of wood and water).

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Jamaica

  1. A country in the Caribbean
  2. The island comprising most of that country
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Etymology 2[edit]

After Kuchamakin, a Massachusett leader; from Massachusett.[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica Plain, Boston, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Etymology 3[edit]

From the Massachusett word for “beaver”. Compare next etymology.

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica, Vermont, a town in Vermont.

Etymology 4[edit]

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Originally Jameco, from Lenape [Term?] (beaver). Compare previous etymology.

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica, Queens, a neighborhood of Queens, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Jamaica Plain Historical Society - Native Americans in Jamaica Plain”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 12 April 2010, archived from the original on 3 December 2011

Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Jamaica f

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (a country in North America)

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Northern Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˌdʒaːˈmɑi̯.kaː/, /ˌjaːˈmɑi̯.kaː/
  • (Limburg) IPA(key): /(d)ʒaː.mɛɪ̯.kaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧mai‧ca

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica n

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈjɒmɒjikɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧ma‧i‧ca
  • Rhymes: -kɒ

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (a country in the Caribbean)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Jamaica
accusative Jamaicát
dative Jamaicának
instrumental Jamaicával
causal-final Jamaicáért
translative Jamaicává
terminative Jamaicáig
essive-formal Jamaicaként
essive-modal
inessive Jamaicában
superessive Jamaicán
adessive Jamaicánál
illative Jamaicába
sublative Jamaicára
allative Jamaicához
elative Jamaicából
delative Jamaicáról
ablative Jamaicától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Jamaicáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Jamaicáéi
Possessive forms of Jamaica
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Jamaicám
2nd person sing. Jamaicád
3rd person sing. Jamaicája
1st person plural Jamaicánk
2nd person plural Jamaicátok
3rd person plural Jamaicájuk

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Jamaican Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taíno Xaymaca (land of wood and water)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒʌˈmʲeːka/, /d͡ʒaˈmʲeːka/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧mai‧ca

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)
    Synonyms: Jamdown, Jamdung, Jamrock, Yard

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References[edit]

  1. ^
    1990, Harry S. Pariser, Jamaica: A Visitor's Guide (in English), →ISBN, page 1:
    “No other island in the Caribbean conjures up such evocative images as Jamaica. The island's name comes from the Arawak Indian name, Xaymaca, which means "Land of Wood and Water." []

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taíno/Arawak xaymaca

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ʒaˈmaj.kɐ/, [ʒaˈmaɪ̯.kɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ʒɐˈmaj.kɐ/, [ʒɐˈmaɪ̯.kɐ]

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica f

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Taíno/Arawak xaymaca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xaˈmaika/, [xaˈmai̯.ka]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica ?

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Tagalog: Hamayka

Swahili[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Jamaica

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

Swedish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Jamaica n (genitive Jamaicas)

  1. Jamaica (an island and country in the Caribbean)

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