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Jamaica

Pronunciation: /dʒəˈmeɪkə/
An island country in the Caribbean Sea, south-east of Cuba; population 2,825,900 (est. 2009); official language, English; capital, Kingston.

Visited by Columbus in 1494, Jamaica was colonized by the Spanish, who enslaved or killed the native people. Both the Spanish and the British, who took the island by force in 1655, imported slaves, mainly to work on sugar plantations. Self-government was achieved in 1944, and in 1962 Jamaica became an independent Commonwealth state.

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