Rhode Island

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English[edit]

Map of the US highlighting Rhode Island

Etymology[edit]

Originally spelled Rode-Island. From unstandardized Early Modern Dutch Roode Eylant (Red Island), after a description of Aquidneck Island given by navigator Adriaen Block: een rodlich Eylande (Modern Dutch een roodlijk eiland).[1]

Modern spelling due to influence from Rhodes, as Giovanni da Verrazzano had once likened an isle somewhere about the Narragansett Bay to it, though the precise identity of the isle he was referring to remains unknown. The earliest spelling showing influence from this is Rhod-Island.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹɵˈdaɪlɨnd/, IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊd ˈaɪ.lənd/
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Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Providence.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As the smallest state in the US, Rhode Island is often used as a comparison for area or size.
  • Rhode Island is not an island.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Rhode Island.

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island (genitive Rhode Islands)

  1. Rhode Island

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island (a state of the United States)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Rhode Island m

  1. Rhode Island

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