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Santo Domingo

[san-toh duh-ming-goh; Spanish sahn-taw th aw-meeng-gaw]
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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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for santo domingo

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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Santo Domingo

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
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santo domingo in Culture

Dominican Republic

Republic in the West Indies, occupying the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti occupies the other third).

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