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St. Helena

Syllabification: St. He·le·na
Pronunciation: /ˌsānt həˈlēnə/

Definition of St. Helena in English:

A solitary island in the South Atlantic, a British overseas territory; population 7,600 (est. 2009); capital, Jamestown. The islands of Ascension, Tristan da Cunha, and Gough Island are dependencies of St. Helena. It is known as the place of Napoleon’s exile 1815–21 and death.

Origin

so named when it was discovered by the Portuguese on the feast day of St. Helena, May 21, 1502.

Derivatives

St. Helenian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • English is the only language spoken on St Helena, although most St Helenians speak their own dialect of the English language.
  • This is an interview I did with three St. Helenian boys who are living in the Falkland Islands and going to school here.

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