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 (dŏm′ə-nē′kə, də-mĭn′ĭ-kə)
An island country of the eastern Caribbean between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Originally inhabited by Caribs, the island was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and became a British colony in the early 1800s, gaining its independence in 1978. Roseau is the capital.


(ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə; dəˈmɪnɪkə)
(Placename) a republic in the E Caribbean, comprising a volcanic island in the Windward Islands group; a former British colony; became independent as a member of the Commonwealth in 1978. Official language: English. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: Roseau. Pop: 73 286 (2013 est). Area: 751 sq km (290 sq miles). Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica


(ˌdɒm əˈni kə, dəˈmɪn ɪ kə)

Commonwealth of, an island republic, one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies: a former British colony; gained independence 1978. 64,881; 290 sq. mi. (751 sq. km). Cap.: Roseau.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dominica - a country on the island of DominicaDominica - a country on the island of Dominica
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
Dominica - a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians
Roseau - the capital and largest city of Dominica
2.Dominica - a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominica - a country on the island of Dominica


[ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə] NDominica f
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Considered by many critics a fictional autobiography, Dominca Radulescu's first novel, Train to Trieste, relates the story of a young Romanian woman exile--Mona Manoliu--who has the courage to break up with her present and her past and to travel to a completely New World, very different from the absurd, brutal communist dictatorship where she spent the years of her childhood and adolescence.
After joining the cruise ships in Barbados passengers will sail off to visit Grenada, St Lucia, Dominca, St Kitts, St Maarten, Tortola, Curacao and Bonaire.