Georgetown

Georgetown

[jawrj-toun]
noun
1.
Also, George Town. a seaport in and the capital of the state of Penang, in NW Malaysia.
2.
a seaport in and the capital of Guyana, at the mouth of the Demerara.
3.
a residential section in the District of Columbia.
4.
a town in N Kentucky.
5.
a city in E South Carolina.
6.
a town in and the capital of the Cayman Islands, West Indies, on Grand Cayman.
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Guyana

[gahy-an-uh, -ah-nuh]
noun
an independent republic on the NE coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 82,978 sq. mi. (214,913 sq. km). Capital: Georgetown.
Formerly British Guiana.

Guyanese [gahy-uh-neez, -nees] , noun, adjective

Guiana, Guinea, Guyana.

Penang

[pi-nang, -nahng, pee-nahng]
noun
1.
an island in SE Asia, off the W coast of the Malay Peninsula. 110 sq. mi. (285 sq. km).
2.
a state including this island and parts of the adjacent mainland: now part of Malaysia; formerly one of the Straits Settlements and part of the former Federation of Malaya. 400 sq. mi. (1036 sq. km). Capital: Georgetown.
Malay Pinang.
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Georgetown (ˈdʒɔːdʒˌtaʊn)
 
n
Former name (until 1812): Stabroek the capital and chief port of Guyana, at the mouth of the Demerara River: became capital of the Dutch colonies of Essequibo and Demerara in 1784; seat of the University of Guyana. Pop: 237 000 (2005 est)

Guyana (ɡaɪˈænə)
 
n
Former name (until 1966): British Guiana a republic in NE South America, on the Atlantic: colonized chiefly by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries; became a British colony in 1831 and an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1966. Official language: English. Religions: Christian and Hindu. Currency: dollar. Capital: Georgetown. Pop: 767 000 (2004 est). Area: about 215 000 sq km (83 000 sq miles)

Penang (pɪˈnæŋ)
 
n
1.  Also called: Pulau Pinang a state of Peninsular Malaysia: consists of the island of Penang and the province Wellesley on the mainland, which first united administratively in 1798 as a British colony. Capital: George Town. Pop: 1 313 449 (2000). Area: 1030 sq km (398 sq miles)
2.  Former name (until about 1867): Prince of Wales Island a forested island off the NW coast of Malaya, in the Strait of Malacca. Area: 293 sq km (113 sq miles)
3.  another name for George Town

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