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[[image:hispaniola.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Map of Hispaniola ]][[image:kiskeya_pre_colombian.jpg|right|thumb|200px|The Island in pre-columbian times.]]'''Hispaniola''' (Spanish: ''Hispañola'')- the name given by the european (Spanish) colonizers to the entire island containing the countries [[Saint-Domingue]] (modern-day [[Haiti]]) and San Domingo (the modern-day [[Dominican Republic]]). After the successful Haitian revolution, the island was renamed ''Haïti'' by the Haitians under [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]], a french spelling of the Taino name ''Ayiti'', meaning land of the mountains.  
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[[image:hispaniola.jpg|right|thumb|260px|Map of Hispaniola ]][[image:kiskeya_pre_colombian.jpg|right|thumb|260px|The Island in pre-columbian times.]]'''Hispaniola''' (Spanish: ''Hispañola'')- the name given by the european (Spanish) colonizers to the entire island containing the countries [[Saint-Domingue]] (modern-day [[Haiti]]) and San Domingo (the modern-day [[Dominican Republic]]). After the successful Haitian revolution, the island was renamed ''Haïti'' by the Haitians under [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]], a french spelling of the Taino name ''Ayiti'', meaning land of the mountains.  
  
 
Another [[Taíno]] name for Hispaniola, still used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is ''Quisqueya'' ([[Kreyòl]]: ''Kiskeya'') meaning: 'the cradle of life'.
 
Another [[Taíno]] name for Hispaniola, still used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is ''Quisqueya'' ([[Kreyòl]]: ''Kiskeya'') meaning: 'the cradle of life'.

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Map of Hispaniola
The Island in pre-columbian times.
Hispaniola (Spanish: Hispañola)- the name given by the european (Spanish) colonizers to the entire island containing the countries Saint-Domingue (modern-day Haiti) and San Domingo (the modern-day Dominican Republic). After the successful Haitian revolution, the island was renamed Haïti by the Haitians under Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a french spelling of the Taino name Ayiti, meaning land of the mountains.

Another Taíno name for Hispaniola, still used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is Quisqueya (Kreyòl: Kiskeya) meaning: 'the cradle of life'.


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