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British Columbia Line breaks: Brit|ish Col¦um|bia
Pronunciation: /brɪtɪʃkəˈlʌmbiə/

Definition of British Columbia in English:

A province on the west coast of Canada; population 4,113,487 (2006); capital, Victoria. Formed in 1866 by the union of Vancouver Island (a former British colony) and the mainland area, then called New Caledonia, the province includes the Queen Charlotte Islands.


British Columbian
adjective & noun
Example sentences
  • Government spending has stuck in the craw of many a British Columbian.
  • The best-known of these sites is the legendary Burgess Shale (Middle Cambrian) in the British Columbian Rocky Mountains.
  • He was a remarkable man, a remarkable Canadian and a remarkable British Columbian.
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