New Caledonia
  • (British) IPA: /ˈnjuː ˌkæl.ɪˈdəʊ.ni.ə/, /ˈnjuː ˌkæl.əˈdəʊ.ni.ə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈnu ˌkæl.ɪˈdoʊ.ni.ə/, /ˈnu ˌkæl.əˈdoʊ.ni.ə/
Proper noun
  1. Overseas territory of France in Oceania. Official name: Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies.
  2. (historical) A district of the west coast of British North America traded by the Hudson's Bay Company. It became the colony of British Columbia in 1858.
  3. (historical) A short-lived (1698–1700) Scottish colony in Panama, around Darien (which was renamed New Edinburgh as its capital)

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