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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJamaicaJa‧mai‧ca /dʒəˈmeɪkə/  an island in the Caribbean Sea which is an independent state and a member of the British Commonwealth. Population 2,909,714 (2014). Capital: Kingston. Many slaves were brought there from Africa from the 17th to the 19th centuries to work on the sugar and banana farms. Jamaica is now known as a beautiful place for tourists to visit, and as the home of reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.Jamaican noun, adjective
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