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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


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interCaribbean Airways celebrating 26 years of continuous services, has announced new nonstop schedule services from Dominica to St Lucia and Tortola, with 1 stop easy connections via Tortola to St Thomas, St Croix, Sint Maarten, San Juan, Providenciales and Santo Domingo, the company said.
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Dominica was hit on 18 September by the Category Five Hurricane Maria that devastated the island with winds of nearly 250 km per hour.
Troy Elliott, from Ebbw Vale, flew to Dominica just days after Hurricane Maria hit the island.
The Caribbean region was recently hit by two Category V hurricanes that caused widespread destruction and damage to lives and property across the region with Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis as the worst affected.
RAMALLAH, September 30, 2017 (WAFA) - Foreign and Expatriates Minister Riyad Malki said on Saturday that the Palestinian relief and rescue mission to Dominica has completed its work and will leave the Caribbean island for the Venezuelan capital Caracas before returning home.
The centre of the Category 4 storm hit Dominica with massive force late Monday night and early Tuesday, destroying hundreds of homes and cutting off the mountainous island's communication systems and shutting its airport.
As Maria hit Dominica Monday night, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit published a series of dire Facebook posts, calling the 160 mph winds "merciless.
Authorities on Dominica are attempting to assess the damage caused by Maria.
Dominica is uniquely located between the French territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique and, due to its geographical location, the country is used as a transshipment point for narcotics and other criminal activities.

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