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Dominican Republic

Do·min·i·can Republic

 (də-mĭn′ĭ-kən)
A country of the West Indies on the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola. Originally inhabited by Arawaks, it was claimed for Spain by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and remained a Spanish colony until 1795, when it was ceded to France. Ruled by Haiti after 1821, the country became independent in 1844 but has had a turbulent history, including many years of dictatorship under Rafael Trujillo Molina (1930-1961). Santo Domingo is the capital and the largest city.

Dominican Republic

n
(Placename) a republic in the Caribbean, occupying the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola: colonized by the Spanish after its discovery by Columbus in 1492; gained independence from Spain in 1821. It is generally mountainous, dominated by the Cordillera Central, which rises over 3000 m (10 000 ft), with fertile lowlands. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santo Domingo. Pop: 10 219 630 (2013 est). Area: 48 441 sq km (18 703 sq miles). Former name (until 1844): Santo Domingo

Domin′ican Repub′lic


n.
a republic in the West Indies, occupying the E part of Hispaniola. 8,129,734; 19,129 sq. mi. (49,545 sq. km). Cap.: Santo Domingo. Formerly, Santo Domingo , San Domingo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dominican Republic - a republic in the West IndiesDominican Republic - a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Hayti, Hispaniola, Haiti - an island in the West Indies
capital of the Dominican Republic, Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo - the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic; "Santo Domingo is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the Americas with the oldest cathedral and the oldest hospital and the oldest monastery in the Western Hemisphere"
Santiago, Santiago de los Caballeros - city in the northern Dominican Republic
Dominican - a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic
Translations
Dominikánská republika
Den Dominikanske Republik
Domingo
Dominikaaninen tasavalta
Dominikanska Republika
Dominikai Köztársaság
ドミニカ共和国
도미니카 공화국
Dominikanska republiken
ประเทศโดมินิกันรีพับลิค
nước Cộng hòa Dominica

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

nRepubblica Dominicana

Dominican Republic

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