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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.
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(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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||Dominican 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
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"
Dominican - a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic
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Den Dominikanske Republik
nước Cộng hòa Dominica
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Dominican Republicn → Repubblica Dominicana
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Dominican Republic→ جُمْهُورِيَّة الدومنيكان Dominikánská republika Den Dominikanske Republik Dominikanische Republik Δομινικανή Δημοκρατία República Dominicana Dominikaaninen tasavalta République dominicaine Dominikanska Republika Repubblica Dominicana ドミニカ共和国 도미니카 공화국 Dominicaanse Republiek Den dominikanske republikk Republika Dominikańska República Dominicana Доминиканская республика Dominikanska republiken ประเทศโดมินิกันรีพับลิค Dominik Cumhuriyeti nước Cộng hòa Dominica 多米尼加共和国
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