- a republic in NW South America. 439,828 sq. mi. (1,139,155 sq. km). Capital: Bogotá.
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The FARC has a long way to go to win the confidence of the Colombian people.Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?
December 18, 2014
According to Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, 18 year-old Olava Martínez sent Facebook invitations to promote the party.Colombian Beauty Queen Arrested for Running Child Prostitution Ring
October 17, 2014
He even went out like a movie villain: In 1993, Colombian forces killed Escobar in a hail of Scarface-esque gunfire.Gangster in Paradise: Benicio Del Toro Is Pablo Escobar
September 12, 2014
Two hundred Colombian girls have fallen ill with no explanation.Doctors Have No Answers for Colombian Teens' Mass Hysteria
September 3, 2014
But Silva, hapless Silva, got his merely for tangling with the Colombian goalkeeper in a clumsy melee of limbs.Brazil and Colombia Bring the Ugly Game
July 4, 2014
He treated him, of necessity, as though he were actually the Colombian ape he pretended to be.
Or did he already know that the Colombian ape was Lee Bentley?
The Colombian output has been increasing rapidly since 1911.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
One belonged to the wife of the Colombian minister and was found in Colombia.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal
Mules are bred for the Colombian markets of Pasto and Popayan.
- of or relating to Colombia or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Colombia
- a republic in NW South America: inhabited by Chibchas and other Indians before Spanish colonization in the 16th century; independence won by Bolívar in 1819; became the Republic of Colombia in 1886; violence and unrest have been endemic since the 1970s. It consists chiefly of a hot swampy coastal plain, separated by ranges of the Andes from the pampas and the equatorial forests of the Amazon basin in the east. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Bogotá. Pop: 45 745 783 (2013 est). Area: 1 138 908 sq km (439 735 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for colombian
South American nation, independent from 1819 as part of Gran Colombia (after its breakup in 1850, as New Granada, then Colombia from 1863); named for Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (Italian Colombo, Portuguese Colom, Spanish Colón).