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Santo Domingo

[san-toh duh-ming-goh; Spanish sahn-taw th aw-meeng-gaw] /ˈsæn toʊ dəˈmɪŋ goʊ; Spanish ˈsɑn tɔ ðɔˈmiŋ gɔ/
noun
1.
Formerly Ciudad Trujillo. a city in and the capital of the Dominican Republic, on the S coast: first European settlement in America 1496.
2.
a former name of Dominican Republic.
3.
a former name of Hispaniola.
Also, San Domingo (for defs 2, 3).

Dominican Republic

noun
1.
a republic in the West Indies, occupying the E part of the island of Hispaniola. 19,129 sq. mi. (49,545 sq. km).
Capital: Santo Domingo.
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Santo Domingo

/ˈsæntəʊ dəˈmɪŋɡəʊ; Spanish ˈsanto ðoˈmiŋɡo/
noun
1.
the capital and chief port of the Dominican Republic, on the S coast: the oldest continuous European settlement in the Americas, founded in 1496; university (1538). Pop: 1 920 000 (2005 est) Former name (1936–61) Ciudad Trujillo
2.
the former name (until 1844) of the Dominican Republic
3.
another name (esp in colonial times) for Hispaniola

Dominican Republic

noun
1.
a republic in the Caribbean, occupying the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola: colonized by the Spanish after its discovery by Columbus in 1492; gained independence from Spain in 1821. It is generally mountainous, dominated by the Cordillera Central, which rises over 3000 m (10 000 ft), with fertile lowlands. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santo Domingo. Pop: 10 219 630 (2013 est). Area: 48 441 sq km (18 703 sq miles) Former name (until 1844) Santo Domingo
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Republic in the West Indies, occupying the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti occupies the other third).

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