Definition of New caledonia

1. Noun. An island to the to the east of Australia and to the north of New Zealand.

Group relationships: Melanesia
Generic synonyms: Island
Derivative terms: New Caledonian

Definition of New caledonia

1. Proper noun. Overseas territory of France in Oceania. Official name: Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies. ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical) A district of the west coast of British North America traded by the Hudson's Bay Company. It became the colony of British Columbia in 1858. ¹

3. Proper noun. (historical) A short-lived (1698-1700) Scottish colony in Panama, around Darien (which was renamed New Edinburgh as its capital) ¹

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Medical Definition of New caledonia

1. A group of islands in melanesia constituting a french overseas territory. The group includes new caledonia (the main island), ile des pins, loyalty island, and several other islet groups. The capital is noumea. It was discovered by captain cook in 1774 and visited by various navigators, explorers, and traders from 1792 to 1840. Occupied by the french in 1853, it was set up as a penal colony 1864-94. In 1946 it was made a french overseas territory. It was named by captain cook with the 5th and 6th century a.d. Latin name for scotland, caledonia. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of New caledonia

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Fiji, new caledonia, New Hebrides and Solomon groups. The general laws regulating winds, tides and currents suffer fewer modifications in the Pacific than ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"On the application of the company, the Governor of new caledonia sent troops to establish temporary posts where French citizens were in danger, ..."

3. The Mineral Industry (1899)
"The Société 'Le Nickel ' continues to employ its very successful process for treating the new caledonia ores, and the Orford Copper Co. continues its ..."

4. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"... New Hebrides, and new caledonia to east. ic. Arctic: Greenland and the area north of the Arctic, Circle, or of the coasts of Continental America, Asia, ..."

5. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"new caledonia was taken pos- -ession of by the French on 24 Sept. 1853, and a small colony was formed there. During the time of the Second Empire it ..."

6. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1911)
"[221] Sculptures on Stone, new caledonia. In Volume X., 5th series, p. 516, of the " Bulletins et Memoires de la Societe D' Anthropologie de Paris," we ..."

7. The International Geography by Hugh Robert Mill (1908)
"new caledonia (Nouvelle donie) is almost equally distant from Australia (900 miles east) and from New Zealand (970 miles north-west), and New Guinea ..."

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