Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
The eastern, and much larger political division of the island now comprehensively known as Haiti, which is the second in size of the Greater Antilles

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  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, republic in the Caribbean islands comprising two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. This region (Santo Domingo) has quite a convoluted history. By the treaty of Ryswich (1607) it was given to Spain, but the treaty of Basel… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Dominican Republic — country occupying the E part of the island of Hispaniola, in the West Indies: independent since 1844: 18,700 sq mi (48,433 sq km); pop. 5,648,000; cap. Santo Domingo …   English World dictionary

  • Dominican Republic — Not to be confused with The Commonwealth of Dominica. Dominican Republic República Dominicana (Spanish) …   Wikipedia

  • Dominican Republic — a republic in the West Indies, occupying the E part of the island of Hispaniola. 8,228,151; 19,129 sq. mi. (49,545 sq. km). Cap.: Santo Domingo. Formerly, Santo Domingo, San Domingo. * * * Dominican Republic Introduction Dominican Republic… …   Universalium

  • Dominican Republic — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Dominican Republic <p></p> Background: <p></p> The Taino indigenous inhabitants of Hispaniola prior to the arrival of the Europeans divided the island into five… …   The World Factbook

  • Dominican Republic — República Dominicana Dominikanische Republik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dominican Republic — noun a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola (Freq. 1) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land • Member Holonyms: ↑Organization of American States, ↑OAS …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dominican Republic — République dominicaine Pour les articles homonymes, voir Dominicaine (race de poule).  Ne pas confondre avec la Dominique, pays anglophone qui occupe une île des Petites Antilles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dominican Republic — Sp Dominikos Respùblika Ap República Dominicana ispaniškai Ap Dominican Republic angliškai L v bė Haičio saloje …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Dominican Republic — republic, E Hispaniola; 18,704 sq. mi.; pop. 7,170,000; cap. Santo Domingo …   Webster's Gazetteer

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