Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Puerto-Rico
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.
- A self-governing Commonwealth in the Caribbean which is a territory of the United States.
- 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".
- ^ 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).
- Puerto-Rico (obsolete)