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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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===Area and Population Density===
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|- valign=top bgcolor="#FFD800"
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! country
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!  population <br>(2002-07-01 est.)
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!  area <br>(km&sup2;)
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!  population density <br>(per km&sup2;)
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|-
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||[[Haiti]]
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| align=right|7,063,722
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| align=right|27,750
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| align=right|255
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|-
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||[[Dominican Republic]]
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| align=right|8,721,594
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| align=right|48,730
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| align=right|179
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!|Total
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! align=right|15,785,316
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! align=right|76,480
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! align=right|206
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|}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 14:42, 8 January 2006

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'.

Area and Population Density

country population
(2002-07-01 est.)
area
(km²)
population density
(per km²)
Haiti 7,063,722 27,750 255
Dominican Republic 8,721,594 48,730 179
Total 15,785,316 76,480 206

See also

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