[ kal-i-doh-nee-uh, -dohn-yuh ]
/ ˌkæl ɪˈdoʊ ni ə, -ˈdoʊn yə /
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an island in the S Pacific, about 800 miles (1,290 km) E of Australia. 6,224 sq. mi. (16,120 sq. km).
an overseas territory of France comprising this island and other smaller islands: formerly a penal colony. 131,665; 7,200 sq. mi. (18,650 sq. km). Capital: Nouméa.
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Words nearby New Caledonia
Newburg, Newburgh, Newbury, Newburyport, Newby Hall, New Caledonia, New Canaan, New Canadian, New Carrollton, New Castile, New Castle
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How to use New Caledonia in a sentence
Altogether a very ordinary specimen of one of the lowest branches of the human family—the Canaques of New Caledonia.
He lives and he continues to develop his capabilities—as we are all expected to do here in New Caledonia.
Another picture shows a satchel belonging to a native of New Caledonia with a quantity of shell-money in it.
The contingent received an enthusiastic reception in New Caledonia.
New Caledonia is handy for the central school, everything almost that can be requisite.Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for New Caledonia
an island in the SW Pacific, east of Australia: forms, with its dependencies, a French Overseas Country; discovered by Captain Cook in 1774; rich mineral resources. Capital: Nouméa. Pop: 264 022 (2013 est). Area: 19 103 sq km (7374 miles)French name: Nouvelle-Calédonie
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