Grenada

Grenada

[gri-ney-duh]
noun
1.
one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
2.
an independent country comprising this island and the S Grenadines: a former British colony; gained independence 1974: scene of invasion by U.S. and Caribbean forces 1983. 133 sq. mi. (344 sq. km). Capital: St. George's.
3.
a town in central Mississippi.

Grenadian [gri-ney-dee-uhn] , adjective, noun

Granada, Grenada.
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Grenada (ɡrɛˈneɪdə)
 
n
an island state in the Caribbean, in the Windward Islands: formerly a British colony (1783--1967); since 1974 an independent state within the Commonwealth; occupied by US troops (1983--85); mainly agricultural. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: St George's. Pop: 80 000 (2003 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)

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Grenada [(gruh-nay-duh)]

Nation in the West Indies, about one hundred miles off the coast of South America. Its capital and largest city is St. George's.

Note: In 1983, President Ronald Reagan of the United States ordered an invasion of the island, allegedly to protect some one thousand American citizens from Cuban military personnel on the island.
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