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.