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Hispaniola

[his-puh n-yoh-luh; Spanish ees-pahn-yaw-lah] /ˌhɪs pənˈyoʊ lə; Spanish ˌis pɑnˈyɔ lɑ/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
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) Former name Santo Domingo
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Word Origin and History for Hispaniola

West Indian island, from Spanish la isla española "the Spanish island" (not "little Spain"); name said to have been given by Columbus in 1492.

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