Definition of Canada in English:

Canada

Syllabification: Can·a·da
Pronunciation: /ˈkanədə
 
/
A country in northern North America, the second largest country in the world; population 33,487,200 (est. 2009); capital, Ottawa; official languages, English and French.

Eastern Canada was colonized by the French in the 17th century, but the British emerged as the ruling colonial power in 1763 after the Seven Years War. Canada became a federation of provinces with dominion status in 1867. The signing of the Constitution Act of 1982 was the final step in attaining legal independence from the UK; however, Canada remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. French-speakers are largely concentrated in Quebec, the focal point for the French-Canadian separatist movement

Derivatives

Canadian

Pronunciation: /kəˈnādēən/
noun & adjective
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  • The North Battleford and Walkerton water disasters hit Canadians as a mighty shock.
  • Compare the Aussies to the Canadians and you'll soon see there is no comparison.
  • His party, the new leader, and the vast majority of Canadians disagreed with him.

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