Definition of Costa Rica in English:

Costa Rica

Syllabification: Cos·ta Ri·ca
Pronunciation: /ˌkōstə ˈrikə
 
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A republic in Central America on the Isthmus of Panama, with coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; population 4,253,900 (est. 2009); capital, San José; language, Spanish.

Colonized by Spain in the early 16th century, Costa Rica achieved independence in 1823 and emerged as a separate country in 1838

Origin

Spanish, 'rich coast'.

Derivatives

Costa Rican

Pronunciation: /ˈrēkən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • So I quickly enlisted the help of a Costa Rican guy in my student residence to help me go over the basics.
  • So I met some Costa Ricans and told them we need to start a company to bring better communications, better solutions, here to Costa Rica.
  • He presents the sounds of a Costa Rican rainforest as a continuous, booming, buzzing composition of reverberant living elements.

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