Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the United States of Colombia, a republic of South America, bordering on the Caribbean sea and the Pacific ocean, west of Venezuela and north of Ecuador. It was formerly part of the Spanish vice-royalty of New Granada, then (from 1819) part of the republic of Colombia (from which Venezuela withdrew in 1829 and Ecuador in 1830), and afterward (from 1831) the republic of New Granada till 1861, when the present name was adopted.
- n. An inhabitant of the United States of Colombia.
- n. A person from Colombia or of Colombian descent.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Colombia, its people or language.
- n. a native or inhabitant of Colombia
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Colombia or its people
“MANUEL SANTOS, COLOMBIAN DEFENSE MINISTER (through translator): This mission was 100 percent Colombian.”
“The Colombian is good, but the Italian has a darker and stronger flavor, more like espresso.”
“One of the big differences is that in Colombian usage most swearing uses contractions, or slurred pronunciation.”
“Last year, a Giustra-connected company acquired interests in Colombian oil fields.”
“Adm. Guillermo Barrera, operations chief for the Colombian navy, said there were no reports of a crash in Colombian waters.”
“PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province.”
“PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province. and for the sake of other bloggers, I stop here … but we are in 2006 and I stop at 1895.”
“Mr. Chavez ordered 10 battalions to the frontier and the closing of Venezuela's embassy in Bogota, with all staff to be withdrawn, and he called Colombian President Alvaro Uribe a criminal and a puppet of Washington, adding that Colombia needs to be "liberated" from U.S. domination.”
“The exception that I found in Colombian Spanish is the use of - ico/ica if the word already had a t in it.”
“A reality not of paper, but one that lives within us and determines each instant of our countless daily deaths, and that nourishes a source of insatiable creativity, full of sorrow and beauty, of which this roving and nostalgic Colombian is but one cipher more, singled out by fortune.”
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