Puerto Rico

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English[edit]

A map of the Americas with an insert highlighting Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico in the Americas

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Puerto Rico (literally Rich Port). In English, the name is commonly pronounced and was formerly spelled Porto Rico; many other Spanish Puerto placenames were formerly also anglicized to Porto.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɔɹtəˈɹikoʊ/, [ˌpɔɹɾəˈɹikoʊ]
  • (espcially in Puerto Rico) IPA(key): /ˌpwɛəɹtoʊˈɹikoʊ/, enPR: pwěrʹtō rēʹkō
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Proper noun[edit]

Puerto Rico

  1. A self-governing commonwealth and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean.
    Synonyms: (official name) Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, (symbol) PR
  2. The island comprising most of that territory.
    The indigenous Taíno name for the island of Puerto Rico was 'Borikén', which literally means "Land of the Valiant Lord".

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See also[edit]

Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
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Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Examples include Portobelo, Panama (formerly called "Porto Bello" in English and "Puerto..." in Spanish); "Porto Cabello" (Puerto Cabello, Venezuela); and "Porto Principe" (Puerto Principe, the settlement which later moved and became Camagüey, Cuba).

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Puerto Rico

Proper noun[edit]

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Puerto Rico

Proper noun[edit]

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)

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Romanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Puerto Rico n

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpweɾto ˈriko/, [ˌpweɾ.t̪o ˈri.ko]
  • (Puerto Rico) IPA(key): /ˌpwe̞lto̞ˈχiko̞/

Proper noun[edit]

Puerto Rico

  1. Puerto Rico (a commonwealth, island and dependent territory of the United States in the Caribbean)
    Synonym: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico