Street view of Cartagena, Colombia.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- Colombian adjective, noun
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- Co·lomˈbi·an adjective & n.
Colombia - Cultural Definition
Republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Panama to the northwest, Venezuela to the northeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south, and Brazil to the southeast. Its capital and largest city is Bogotá.
- Its major legal crop is coffee.
- Trafficking of marijuana and cocaine remains a problem in Colombia. With support from the United States, the Colombian government has attacked drug traffickers, but the country continues to be torn by civil war between left-wing and right-wing factions.