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Definition of Jamaica

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island country in the West Indies
Jamaica Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
One of the West India is islands.
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jamaican capital n : capital and largest city of jamaica [syn: kingston, capital of jamaica , jamaican capital]

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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
WordNet 2.0

1. a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
(hypernym) country, state, land
(member-holonym) Organization of American States, OAS
(part-holonym) Jamaica
(part-meronym) Kingston, capital of Jamaica, Jamaican capital
2. an island in the West Indies south of Cuba and west of Haiti
(hypernym) island
(part-holonym) Greater Antilles
(member-meronym) Jamaican
(part-meronym) Jamaica
Jamaica Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Currency In Each Country
Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Jamaica Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: IOWA
Country Phone Codes
US area codes
Area Code International
Country Code -876
Jamaica Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
CIA World Factbook 2005

Flag of Jamaica
Flag of Jamaica

Jamaica gained full independence within the British Commonwealth in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence and a drop off in tourism. Elections in 1980 saw the democratic socialists voted out of office. Political violence marred elections during the 1990s.

Map of Jamaica

Map of Jamaica

  • Geography
  • People
  • Government
  • Economy
  • Communications
  • Transportation
  • Military
  • Transnational Issues
  • The World Factbook 2005, by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    Country Data Codes
    JM (Internet),
    JM (ISO 3166),
    JAM (ISO 3166),
    JM (FIPS 10-4)
    Jamaica Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
    Multi Internet Domains
    Internet Domains
    Jamaica Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
    English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
    Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, in area, lies about south of Cuba, and west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean.

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    Jamaica Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries - The Stars
    Violet Kickers & Jamaica

    Birthdate: September 7, 1970
    Birthplace: Cambridge, Jamaica
    Height: 1.90 mts
    Weight: 84 kgs
    Position: Goalkeeper
    International: 133 caps, 0 goals (as of July 29, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: None
    Transfer Fee: -
    He has many international caps and has been the captain of the side for many years. An important leader off the pitch as well as on Barrett has an important role in helping the new players introduced into the squad become part of the side. A good handler of crosses and he commands his defence well.
    Swansea & Jamaica

    Birthdate: January 1, 1972
    Birthplace: Annotto Bay, Jamaica
    Height: 1.80 mts
    Weight: 65 kgs
    Position: Forward
    International: 66 caps, 19 goals (as of July 29, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: Arnett Gardens
    Transfer Fee: -
    Derby County & Jamaica

    Birthdate: October 25, 1976
    Birthplace: Ashford, England
    Height: 1.73 mts
    Weight: 65 kgs
    Position: Forward
    International: 27 caps, 8 goals (as of July 29, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: Cardiff, Barnsley, Portsmouth
    Transfer Fee: -
    He scored in each of the his first four qualifiers for 98 WC and has held down his place in the side ever since. Burton was the Jamaican Sports Personality of the Year - the first time a footballer has won the award ahead of the legion of famous cricketers on the island. He struggles to play regularly for his club side in England, Derby County, but is a favourite of the coach and is a likely starter. An uncertain finisher at the very top level but his control is good. Nicknamed 'Ronaldito' because of his physical similarities to the brazilian star.
    Bolton Wanderers & Jamaica

    Birthdate: September 25, 1978
    Birthplace: St. Andrews, Jamaica
    Height: 1.76 mts
    Weight: 62 kgs
    Position: Defender
    International: 46 caps, 2 goals (as of July 29, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: Harbour View
    Transfer Fee: -
    A regular fixture in the left back of the Jamaican squad, Gardner is very quick and has since very youth he attracted interest from European clubs where naturally left sided players are at a premium in defensive positions. His display in France WC was so impressive that English-based Bolton Wanderers signed him. He passes the ball well across defence and down the flanks and has been trying to improve freekicks in training.
    Walsall & Jamaica
    Birthdate: July 3, 1972
    Birthplace: Manchester, England
    Height: 1.73 mts
    Weight: 74 kgs
    Position: Forward
    International: 30 caps, 10 goals (as of July 29, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: Torquay, Portsmouth, Coventry City, Bury
    Transfer Fee: $0.49 Millions of Dollars
    A fast winger who needs to work on his consistency. If his crosses were better then Jamaica could improve on a goalscoring record that is still causing the coach to experiment with the front line. Good close control but needs to get his head up before delivering the final ball. A hard and willing worker who also contributes to the defence of the left side.
    Heart of Midlothian & Jamaica

    Birthdate: February 26, 1970
    Birthplace: Trowbridge, England
    Height: 1.73 mts
    Weight: 66 kgs
    Position: Midfielder
    International: 30 caps, 3 goals (as of July 29, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: Swindon, Manchester City, Bristol City, Portsmouth
    Transfer Fee: -
    A quick player and a good crosser of the ball who dribbles well and takes corners and free kicks for the side from which he has scored some important goals during the World Cup qualifiers. Enjoys the step up in class from his club duties in the English First Division and he has good close control.
    Hull City & Jamaica

    Birthdate: August 5, 1972
    Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    Height: 1.89 mts
    Weight: 64 kgs
    Position: Attacking Midfielder
    International: 91 caps, 22 goals (as of September 3, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: Violet Kickers, Seba United
    Transfer Fee: -
    The Jamaican player who stands to gain the most from a good World Cup. Very highly regarded in Jamaica as one of their most skilful footballers ever, Whitmore has poise and good control which he uses with the full range of passing. The idea of much of the Jamaican play is to get the ball to him. When he runs with the ball he looks the genuine article and his mazy runs immediately mark out his contribution to the Reggae Boyz.
    Miami Fusion & Jamaica

    Birthdate: September 23, 1977
    Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    Height: 1.76 mts
    Weight: 70 kgs
    Position: Midfielder, Forward
    International: 35 caps, 4 goals (as of July 29, 2000)
    World Cups: 1 (1998)
    Previous Clubs: Columbus Crew
    Transfer Fee: -
    Jamaica Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
    A Basic Guide to ASL
    The left hand is held palm down at chest level. The right hand, with fingers held together, runs along the right side of the left hand, around the fingertips, and along the little finger edge. (Showing the shape of the island).