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Synonyms for Puerto Rico

a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico

the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean

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"I heard Grupo Boriken at another festival and had to get them for this year's Latin Festival," coordinator Carmen D.
Elementary School, President of Community Advisory Board, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; (8) Center for Childhood Neurotoxicology and Exposure Assessment, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; (9) Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC), Ewing, New Jersey, USA; (10) Mount Sinai Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA; (11) Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, New York, New York, USA; (12) Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; (13) U.S.
The most widely held, schoolbook-promoted belief about Boriken's Tainos goes something like this: they were quickly wiped out, wholesale, by Spanish attrocities and Old World diseases, existing only in the collective memory of a glorious pre-Colombian past.
In 1498, some five years after the Tainos (Puerto Rico's indigenous people) in Boriken (their name of Puerto Rico) encountered Columbus--Nicolo Machiavelli became advisor on foreign and military affairs to the government of Florence.
With technical assistance from a local academic medical center, the Council founded the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center to improve health services delivery (Deuschle, 1983).
As the native Taino population dwindled in 1510, the first African slaves were brouqht by the Spaniards to the island of Boriken.
Piensa que ningun companero compartira tu soledad, pero ademas, camino a Boriken tu barco se cruzara con otro barco rumbo a Itaca, y sabras que vuelven los guerreros, que solo reposaron en el puro gozo de la carne.
The work was under-taken through the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center in partnership with Boriken Neighborhood Health Center and Settlement Health, two neighborhood health centers.
These are: "Not the Time to Stay" (undated), "Don't Get Nervous" (undated), "Newark, 1974" (1974), "Call My Number" (1977), "Santaclos in Boriken" (1979), "Undecided, from Cayey" (1979), "The Latino Era" (co-written with Dolores Prida) (1980), and "First Night Out: the Basic Training of a Bag Lady" (1981).
With an array of vivid colors and characters, images and intimacies, Roldan tells a story that stretches centuries, from the Spanish conquest of the Taino island of Boriken to the volatile formation of Puerto Rican Chicago.
Adventures in Caribbean Indigeneity Centering on Resistance, Survival, and Presence in Boriken (Puerto Rico).
The reviewer's name is Gabriel Haslip-Viera, and the book reviewed is titled, The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction: Continuity and Reclamation in Boriken (Puerto Rico) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
(2) According to the Academia Puertorriquena de la Lengua Espanola (2005: 120-1), "Boricua" refers to any person or object that comes from "Boriken." "Boriken" and "Borinquen" are the original names given to Puerto Rico by the Taino-Indians.