Sao Tiago Island

Sao Tiago Island
noun
largest of the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
Instance Hypernyms: ↑island
Part Holonyms: ↑Cape Verde Islands

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  • São Tiago Island — ▪ island, Cape Verde also called  Santiago Island,  Portuguese  Ilha de São Tiago         largest and most populous island of Cape Verde, in the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 miles (640 km) off the West African coast. The land rises to its highest… …   Universalium

  • São Tiago — geographical name island Cape Verde Islands, largest of the group; chief town Praia area 383 square miles (992 square kilometers) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fogo Island — ▪ island, Cape Verde Portuguese  Ilha do Fogo         island of Cape Verde, in the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 miles (640 km) off the West African coast between the islands of São Tiago (Santiago) and Brava. The island s active volcano, Pico (9,281 …   Universalium

  • Cape Verde — Cape Verdean /verr dee euhn/. /verrd/ a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, W of Senegal in W Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 393,843; 1557 sq. mi. (4033 …   Universalium

  • Praia — Port. /prdduy ah/; Eng. /pruy euh/, n. the capital of Cape Verde, in the S Atlantic Ocean, on S São Tiago Island. 39,000. * * * City (pop., 2000: 94,757), port, and capital of Cape Verde. It is located on the southern shore of São Tiago… …   Universalium

  • Leeward Islands — /lee weuhrd/ a group of islands in the N Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, extending from Puerto Rico SE to Martinique. * * * Arc of West Indian islands that constitute the most westerly and northerly of the Lesser Antilles, northeastern… …   Universalium

  • Columbus, Christopher — Italian Cristoforo Colombo Spanish Cristóbal Colón born between Aug. 26 and Oct. 31?, 1451, Genoa died May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain Genoese navigator and explorer whose transatlantic voyages opened the way for European exploration,… …   Universalium

  • CapeVerde — Cape Verde (vûrd) An island country of the Atlantic Ocean west of Senegal. The islands were settled by the Portuguese in the mid 15th century, became a colony in 1495 and an overseas province in 1951, and gained independence in 1975. Praia, on… …   Universalium

  • Praia — geographical name town capital of Cape Verde on São Tiago Island population 61,797 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Praia — Prai•a [[t]ˈpraɪ ə[/t]] n. geg the capital of Cape Verde, in the S Atlantic Ocean, on S São Tiago Island. 39,000 …   From formal English to slang

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