from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Latvia on the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea bordering on Latvia and Estonia. Founded as a trading post on a site originally inhabited by Baltic tribes, the city became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1282 and later passed to Poland (1581), Sweden (1621), and Russia (1710). Population: 722,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Latvia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
From Latvian Rīga. (Wiktionary)