Definition of West Virginia in English:

West Virginia

proper noun

  • A state in the eastern US; population 1,814,468 (est. 2008); capital, Charleston; statehood, June 20, 1863 (35). It separated from Virginia in 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, because the two areas were at odds over the questions of secession and of slavery.

Pronunciation

West Virginia

/ˌwɛst vərˈdʒɪniə//ˌwest vərˈjinēə/