Definition of North Carolina in English:

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North Carolina

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A state in the eastern central US, on the Atlantic coast; population 9,222,414 (est. 2008); capital, Raleigh; statehood, Nov. 21, 1789 (12). First settled by the English in the late 1600s, it was one of the original thirteen states.

Origin

Carolina from Carolus, the Latin name for Charles I and Charles II.

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Syllabification: North Car·o·li·na

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