Definition of Hispaniola in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhispənˈyōlə/ /ˌhɪspənˈjoʊlə/

proper noun

  • An island in the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, divided into the countries 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.