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Dominica

Line breaks: Do¦min|ica
Pronunciation: /ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə
 
, dəˈmɪnɪkə/

Definition of Dominica in English:

A mountainous island in the Caribbean, the loftiest of the Lesser Antilles and the northernmost and largest of the Windward Islands; population 72,700 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Creole; capital, Roseau. The island came into British possession at the end of the 18th century, becoming an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1978.

Origin

named by Columbus, who discovered it on a Sunday (Latin dies dominica 'the Lord's day') in 1493.

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