Hispaniola [ his-p uhn- yoh-l uh; Spanish ees-pahn- yaw-lah ] SHOW IPA / ˌhɪs pənˈyoʊ lə; Spanish ˌis pɑnˈyɔ lɑ / PHONETIC RESPELLING 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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How to use Hispaniola in a sentence
It would have been a good thing if no friend had ever interfered and he had been detained indefinitely at
Messengers were despatched to
Hispaniola for reinforcements and every preparation made for the renewal of the campaign.
Far to the south-east the low blue hills of
Hispaniola showed up on the skyline.
In the year 1492 the magnificent island of Cuba, but a few leagues from
Hispaniola, had been discovered by Columbus. 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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