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TypeRegion, Settlement, Political Subdivision & River
PronouncedPron.kə-LUM-bee-ə English

Meaning & History

Named after the explorer Christopher Columbus, called Cristoforo Colombo in Italian (see the surname COLOMBO). This is the name of several cities in the Americas (including the District of Columbia, also called Washington D.C.), and a river in Canada and the United States. It is also a name used historically to refer to the New World.
VariantsColombia English Colombia Italian Colombia Spanish
Other Languages & CulturesColombie French Kolumbien German
Entry added February 12, 2018   Contribute