Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico (/ˌpɔrtə ˈrk/ or /ˌpwɛərtə ˈrk/),[note 1] offeecially the Commonweel o Puerto Rico (Spainyie: "Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico", [esˈtaðo ˈlibɾe asosˈjaðo ðe ˈpweɾto ˈriko]—literally Associatit Free State o Puerto Rico), is an unincorporatit territory o the Unitit States, locatit in the northeastren Caribbean Sea, east o the Dominican Republic an wast o the Virgin Islands.

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Puerto Rico (Spainyie for "rich port") comprises an archipelago that includes the main island o Puerto Rico an a number o smawer islands, the lairgest o which are Vieques, Culebra, an Mona. The main island o Puerto Rico is the smawest bi land aurie o the Greater Antilles. It, housomeivver, ranks third in population amang that group o fower islands, which an aa include Cuba, Hispaniola, an Jamaica.

Puerto Ricans eften caw the island Borinquen, frae Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name, which means "Land o the Valiant Lord".[3][4][5] The terms boricua an borincano derive frae Borikén an Borinquen respectively, an are commonly uised tae identify someane o Puerto Rican heritage. The island is an aa popularly kent in Spainyie as "La Isla del Encanto" which means "The Island o Enchantment" in Inglis.

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  1. Patricia Gherovici (2003). The Puerto Rican syndrome. Other Press, LLC. pp. 140–141. ISBN 9781892746757. 
  2. Pedro A. Malavet (2004). America's colony: the political ann cultural conflict between the United States and Puerto Rico. NYU Press. pp. 43, 181 note 76. ISBN 9780814756805. 
  3. Allatson, Paul. Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies, p. 47. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1-4051-0250-0.
  4. Dictionary: Taino Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean Retrieved: February 21, 2008. (Based on the encyclopedia "Clásicos de Puerto Rico", 2nd. edition. Ed. Cayetano Coll y Toste. Publisher: Ediciones Latinoamericanas, S.A., 1972.).
  5. "H. B. Grose, Advance in the Antilles: the new era in Cuba and Porto Rico, Presbyterian Home Missions, 1910". Books.google.com. 2006-08-08. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 

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  1. :The common English language pronunciation corresponds tae Porto Rico, a name uised in 19t century Inglis as well as bi the French an the Dutch. Being easier tae pronoonce for native English speakers, Porto Rico was the common designation for American newspaper reporters even afore Unitit States admeenistration o the territory. Durin United States admeenistration, Porto Rico wis the offeecial spellin frae 1900 tae 1932, appearin in such offeecial documents as the Treaty o Paris an the Foraker Act.[1] The spellin wis chynged frae Porto tae Puerto in 1932.[2]