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Definition of the noun Colombia

What does Colombia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
    • examples: The people from Colombia speak Spanish. | They speak Spanish in Colombia. | I'm from Colombia. | I come from Colombia. | Diego is from Colombia. He is Colombian. | Alejandra is from Colombia. She is Colombian. | Lida was from Colombia. I met her when I was in Madrid. | I live in Colombia. | Welcome to Colombia, Dave.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of Colombia: Republic of Colombia
    • instance of: South American country / South American nation = any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
    • part of: South America = a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
    • parts:
      • Barranquilla = a port city of northern Colombia near the Caribbean on the Magdalena River
      • capital of Colombia / Bogota = capital and largest city of Colombia
      • Cali = city in southwestern Colombia in a rich agricultural area
      • Medellin = city in western Colombia
      • Cartagena = a port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean
      • Soledad = a city in northern Colombia
      • Galeras / Pasto = an active volcano in southeastern Colombia in the Andes
      • Purace = an inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Colombia
      • Andes = a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
      • Arauca = a river that rises in northern Colombia and flows generally eastward to the Orinoco in central Venezuela
      • Magdalena River / Magdalena = a river that rises in the Andes mountains in southwestern Colombia and flows generally northward to empty into the Caribbean Sea at Barranquilla
      • Orinoco River / Orinoco = a South American river 1,500 miles long
    • member of: OAS / Organization of American States = an association including most countries in the western hemisphere
    • member: Colombian = a native or inhabitant of Colombia

Alternative definition of the noun Colombia

proper noun

  1. Country in South America. Official name: Republic of Colombia.

Phrases with Colombia

Phrases starting with the word Colombia:

  1. Colombia Physodes
  2. Colombia Atlantica
  3. Colombia Frontalis
  4. Colombia Hedenborgi
  5. Colombia Rissoniana

Phrases ending with the word Colombia:

  1. Genus Colombia
  2. Eunice Colombia
  3. Oligia Colombia
  4. Speyeria Colombia
  5. Euptoieta Colombia
  6. Hemiceras Colombia
  7. Lebiasina Colombia
  8. Allochrysa Colombia
  9. Allograpta Colombia
  10. Anomalepis colombia
  11. capital of colombia
  12. Lepidomyia Colombia
  13. Lepidostola Colombia
  14. Leucochrysa Colombia
  15. republic of colombia

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Colombia

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Google previewAmericas Review 2003/2004 (2003)

by World of Information Staff

Colombia is the world's second-largest exporter of cut flowers, after the Netherlands, with 8 per cent of the world market. Shipments of fresh and processed tropical fruit are also increasing. Meat production has been hit by guerrilla violence in ...

Google previewJust Ecological Integrity (2002)

The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life by Peter Miller, Laura Westra

Luis Alberto Camargo and Vicky Castillo Colombia is a country vastly rich in natural resources. It possesses two of the areas of highest biodiversity of the planet, the Choc6 region and the Amazon basin. Its wealth is immense in hydrological ...

Google previewWoman's Work (1910)

Colombia is the South American Persia without Persia's excuse. It is a rich and fertile country, not a desert. There is scarcely anything that it cannot produce from the fruits of the tropics to the grains of the temperate zones. It has thousands of ...

Google previewPublic Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Barack Obama, 2009 (2011)

Colombia is a country of solid democratic institutions. When we speak about institutions, we cannot speak in abstract about institutions. We have to speak about institutions in concrete terms. We have 1,102 mayors directlv elected bv the ...

Google previewGlobal Geopolitical Flashpoints (2014)

An Atlas of Conflict by Ewan W. Anderson

Colombia is a large country with an area of 1,138,914 km2 and a population of 35 million, which places it third in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico. Like all of the Andean states, there is a sharp contrast between the coastal plains, the ...

Google previewColombia: A Country Study (2010)

by Rex A. Hudson

Additionally, Colombia is a founding member of the Organization of American States (OAS — see Glossary), the regional organization responsible for determining when the Rio Treaty's collective security provisions should be implemented, ...

Google previewThe Independent (1909)

Colombia is a wonderland of opportunity.

Google previewThe School of Charity (1990)

The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Renewal and Spiritual Direction by Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart

Colombia is a half-Indian country. Ecuador is mostly Indian, like Bolivia. Venezuela is mixed up Indian and Negro and very tropical, with all attendant drawbacks. 6) Nevertheless, Colombia remains a very attractive prospect with all its ...

Google previewOrganized Crime (2016)

by Howard Abadinsky

Colombia is a relatively large country, but many regions have only a weak federal presence. The high Andes...

Google previewContemporary Latina/o Media (2014)

Production, Circulation, Politics by Arlene Dávila, Yeidy M. Rivero

Currently, Colombia is the top producer of TV fictions for...

Colombia is the fourthlargest economy in Latin America, and in ...

Google previewColombia - Culture Smart! (2011)

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Kate Cathey

Colombia is a magical country, full of spectacular varied landscapes, rare ecosystems, succulent tropical fruits, salsa and cumbia music, and kind, fun-loving people.

Google previewUnited States of America Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 105th Congress Second Session Vol. 144 Part 4

Colombia is a key drug source nation in our Western Hemisphere. Eighty percent of the world's cocaine originates there. More than 60 percent of the heroin seized in the United States originates there, as well. The Vice President has estimated ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Colombia (2012)

by Harvey F. Kline

Culture and Customs of Colombia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. Wilson, Suzanne. “Inside Colombia: Drugs, Democracy, and War.” Latin American Politics and Society 47, no.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of South American Cinema (2014)

by Peter H. Rist

It includes 12 sovereign states—Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela—as well as Guyane Française (French Guiana), an overseas region of France. It is one of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

Brazil Argentina Peru Bolivia Colombia Venezuela Paraguay Ecuador Guyana Uruguay Suriname Nicaragua Panama French Guiana Costa Rica Pacific Ocean Tierra del Fuego Chile Atlantic Ocean Falkland Is. South Georgia & the South ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Those countries that have a large number of threatened species but a relatively low per capita income include Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Peru, and the Philippines. These countries share a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Soccer (2011)

by Tom Dunmore

September 1961, Santa Marta, Colombia. Carlos Valderrama, an imaginative passer of the ball from deep in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: S-Z (2002)

by James Minahan

Outside the region there are Zulian communities in other areas of Venezuela and Colombia, and in the United States, principally in die state of Florida. THE ZULIAN HOMELAND; The Zulian homeland lies in northwestern South America in the ...

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Quotes about Colombia

I've been following what's happening in Colombia because it's the country of my childhood. (Barbet Schroeder)
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The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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