Bermuda /bəˈmjuːdə / the Bermudas


I. a group of about 150 small islands off the coast of North Carolina; pop. 67,800 (est. 2009); official language, English; capital, Hamilton. It is a British overseas territory with full internal self-government.
II. derivatives

1. Bermudan /bəˈmjuːd(ə)n /
adjective, noun

2. Bermudian
adjective, noun

– origin named after a Spanish sailor, Juan Bermúdez, who sighted the islands early in the 16th cent.

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