Definition of Dominican Republic in English:

Dominican Republic

Syllabification: Do·min·i·can Re·pub·lic
Pronunciation: /dəˌminəkən rəˈpəblik
A country in the Caribbean Sea that occupies the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola; population 9,650,100 (est. 2009); capital, Santo Domingo; official language, Spanish.

The Dominican Republic is the former Spanish colony of Santo Domingo, the part of Hispaniola that Spain retained when it ceded the western portion (now Haiti) to France in 1697. It was proclaimed a republic in 1844

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