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WHAT DOES CYPRUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Cyprus i/ˈsaɪprəs/, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece. The earliest known human activity on the island dates to around the 10th millennium BC. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Khirokitia, and Cyprus is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world. Cyprus was settled by Mycenaean Greeks in two waves in the 2nd millennium BC. At a strategic location in the Middle East, it was subsequently occupied by several major powers, including the empires of the Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians, from whom the island was seized in 333 BC by Alexander the Great. Subsequent rule by Ptolemaic Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Byzantines, Arab caliphates for a short period, the French Lusignan dynasty and the Venetians, was followed by over three centuries of Ottoman control.
The definition of Cyprus in the dictionary is an island in the E Mediterranean: ceded to Britain by Turkey in 1878 and made a colony in 1925; became an independent republic in 1960 as a member of the Commonwealth; invaded by Turkey in 1974 following a Greek-supported military coup, leading to the partition of the island. In 1983 the Turkish-controlled northern sector declared itself to be an independent state as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus but failed to receive international recognition. Attempts by the UN to broker a reunification agreement have failed. Cyprus joined the EU in 2004. The UK maintains two enclaves as military bases, which are not included in Cyprus politically. Languages: Greek and Turkish. Religions: Greek Orthodox and Muslim. Currency: euro and Turkish lira. Capital: Nicosia. Pop : 838 897 ; : 265 100. Area: 9251 sq km.
The translations of Cyprus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Cyprus» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CYPRUS» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Cyprus» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Cyprus» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Cyprus
8 QUOTES WITH «CYPRUS»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word Cyprus.
Cyprus was a breath away from economic collapse. It was a big battle in which we came out wounded, but upright and determined to make a fresh start.
The people of Cyprus have sent a strong message... of stability, credibility and change.
It's a Cyprus of misery and soup kitchens and a state which cannot meet basic obligations. It can only cause me grief.
It is unfair to ask Turkey to make a unilateral concession to take goods from Cyprus within the customs union when the E.U. is not open to northern Cyprus.
The E.U. initially decided to end the isolation of Turkish Cyprus, to balance the accession of Cyprus. But the E.U. has not carried through on its promise.
Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so.
I grew up in Cyprus and Egypt, these fantastic places I remember fondly.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CYPRUS»
Discover the use of Cyprus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Cyprus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Cyprus"--Provided by publisher.
Michael Spilling, Jo-Ann Spilling, 2010
Cyprus: Reunification Proving Elusive
Map. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.
Vincent Morelli, 2011
Cyprus: A Troubled Island
A first-hand view of the Cyprus conflict between the Greeks and the Turks.
Andrew Borowiec, 2000
Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger
In a new preface for this 1997 edition, Hitchens reviews the implications of the Republic of Cyprus's applications for European union membership, the escalating regional arms race between Greece and Turkey, and last year's Greek Cypriot ...
The Rough Guide to Cyprus is an indispensable guide to this popular Mediterranean island and this new edition is the most in-depth guide on the market.
Marc Dubin, Rough Guide, 2005
Cyprus: A Modern History
The book will be an essential reference tool for all those interested in Cyprus and the emerging politics of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Bill Mallinson, 2005
Cyprus: Society And Culture 1191-1374
The only one-volume scholarly survey of the ethnic groups, economy, religion, literature, and art of the multicultural Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus during the first centuries of Frankish rule following the conquest of the Byzantine island in ...
Angel Nicolaou Konnari, Christopher David Schabel, 2005
Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History, and an Island in Conflict
Incorporating the most up-to-date social and cultural research on Cyprus, these essays examine nationalism and interethnic relations, Cyprus and the European Union, the impact of immigration, and the effects of tourism and international ...