A county of NW England; county town, Carlisle. Cumbria was an ancient British kingdom, and the name continued to be used for the hilly north-western region of England containing the Lake District. The county of Cumbria was formed in 1974, largely from the former counties of Westmorland and Cumberland.
from medieval Latin, from Welsh Cymry 'Welshman'.
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- Saving them is important, not only for Cumbrians but for the nation because we all cherish them as one of our favourite wild animals.
- The knowledge and skill of 42,000 Cumbrians employed in manufacturing have made their strategies and plans tenable.
- The select band of Cumbrians (and all the people from Newcastle) sent by their tribe to assess whether I was worthy entertainment for their countyfolk seemed to enjoy it well enough.
Definition of Cumbria in:
- The US English dictionary