Common misspellings for jamaica:
- isle with many springs
Jamaica as a girl's name is pronounced ja-MAY-kah. Place name: the West Indies island. The name is from an Indian word meaning "isle with many springs". Author Jamaica Kincaid.
- Jameka, Jamika, Amica.
- Jemayka, Jamaeca, Jamaika, Jemaica.
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Examples of usage for jamaica:
Then came back the ship which had been sent to Jamaica for provisions as empty as she had gone, and bringing the astounding news that, by a royal edict obtained through the evil influence of the rival companies, all the English colonies in America and the West Indies were strictly forbidden to afford any assistance whatever to the struggling Scotch colony at Darien, whose utter ruin now seemed inevitable.
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