Place Name COLUMBIA

TYPE: Region, Settlement, Political Subdivision & River
PRONOUNCED: kə-LUM-bee-ə (English)   [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Colombia (English), Colombia (Italian), Colombia (Spanish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Colombie (French), Kolumbien (German)