Hispaniola

[his-puhn-yoh-luh; Spanish ees-pahn-yaw-lah]
noun
an island in the West Indies, comprising the republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 29,843 sq. mi. (77,293 sq. km).
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Hispaniola (ˌhɪspənˈjəʊlə, Spanish ispaˈɲola)
 
n
Former name: Santo Domingo the second largest island in the Caribbean, in the Greater Antilles: divided politically into Haiti and the Dominican Republic; discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, who named it La Isla Española. Area: 18 703 sq km (29 418 sq miles)

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