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Bermuda

Syllabification: Ber·mu·da
Pronunciation: /bərˈmyo͞odə
 
/
(also the Bermudas)

Definition of Bermuda in English:

A British dependency made up of about 150 small islands about 650 miles (1,046 km) east of the coast of North Carolina; population 67,800 (est. 2009); capital, Hamilton. It now has internal self-government.

Origin

named after a Spanish sailor, Juan Bermúdez, who sighted the islands early in the 16th century.

Derivatives

Bermudan

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈmyo͞odn/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • He became increasingly involved in Bermudan politics and went on to become a leading activist, standing as a member of parliament where he fought strongly for workers' rights.
  • My fellow Bermudans and I have chosen, for ethical reasons, to contribute to a progressive society that has opted to abolish income tax.
  • He discovered that Bermudans used oil to calm the water above fish they were going to spear and that Lisbon fishermen supposedly used oil to suppress the breakers as they returned to harbour.

Bermudian

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈmyo͞odēən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • We are a sophisticated and mature people and it's a matter for Bermudians to decide when and how we wish to move to independence’.
  • The story is especially interesting to Bermuda, because it was Bermudians who ran the Turks salt trade, and who traded the product in the Caribbean and in the American colonies.
  • But will Bermudians themselves demand independence?

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