Definition of North Carolina in English:

North Carolina

proper noun

  • A state in the eastern central US, on the Atlantic coast; population 9,222,414 (est. 2008); capital, Raleigh; statehood, Nov. 21, 1789 (12). First settled by the English in the late 1600s, it was one of the original thirteen states.

Origin

Carolina from Carolus, the Latin name of Charles I.

Pronunciation

North Carolina

/nɔːrθkærəˈlaɪnə/