Dominican Republic
or formerly Santo Domingo or San Domingo geographical name country West Indies on E Hispaniola; a republic capital Santo Domingo area 18,657 square miles (48,322 square kilometers), population 7,634,000 • Dominican adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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