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Hispaniola

[ his-puhn-yoh-luh; Spanish ees-pahn-yaw-lah ]
/ ˌhɪs pənˈyoʊ lə; Spanish ˌis pɑnˈyɔ lɑ /
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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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Formerly Haiti, Hay·ti, Santo Domingo, San Do·min·go.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hispaniola

Hispaniola
/ (ˌhɪspənˈjəʊlə, Spanish ispaˈɲola) /

noun

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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