Puerto Rico
or formerly Porto Rico geographical name island West Indies E of Hispaniola; a self-governing commonwealth in union with the United States capital San Juan area 3435 square miles (8931 square kilometers), population 3,808,610 • Puerto Rican adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Puerto Rico — Spanish, lit. rich harbor; the name given in 1493 by Chrstopher Columbus to the larege bay on the north side of the island; he called the island San Juan. Over time the name of the bay became the name of the island and the name of the island was… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Puerto Rico — [pwer΄tə rē′kō, pôr΄tə rē′kō] [Sp, lit., rich port] island in the West Indies which, with small nearby islands, constitutes a commonwealth associated with the U.S.: 3,425 sq mi (8,870 sq km); pop. 3,809,000; cap. San Juan: abbrev. PR or P.R.… …   English World dictionary

  • Puërto Rico — Puërto Rico, Insel, s. Portoriko …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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