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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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