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a former Spanish viceroyalty in NW South America, comprising the present republics of Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama.
early name of Colombia (before the secession of Panama).
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Words nearby New Granada
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How to use New Granada in a sentence
For centuries the landward boundaries of Spanish New Granada remained shadowy, indefinite limits.
The value of New Granada in the eyes of Spain lay in its being the chief emerald-producing centre of the world.
It was not until the discovery of New Granada that the source was revealed from which the stones had been obtained.
Ill-fate seems to have pursued most of the attempts at settlement in New Granada while the Spanish rule lasted.
Caracas was then, as it is now, the head-quarters of the colony, which was separated from the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1731.
British Dictionary definitions for New Granada
a former Spanish presidency and later viceroyalty in South America. At its greatest extent it consisted of present-day Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador
the name of Colombia when it formed, with Panama, part of Great Colombia (1819–30)
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