Meaning of Hispaniola in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɪspanˈjəʊlə/

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proper noun

  • An island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean, divided into the states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. After its European discovery by Columbus in 1492, Hispaniola was colonized by the Spaniards, who ceded the western part (now Haiti) to France in 1697.