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'''Hispaniola''' - 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 a french spelling of the Taino name Ayiti, meaning land of the mountains. Another [[Taino]] name for Hispaniola, still used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is Quisqueya.
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[[image:hispaniola.jpg|right|thumb|350px|Map of Hispaniola ]]'''Hispaniola''' - 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 a french spelling of the Taino name Ayiti, meaning land of the mountains. Another [[Taino]] name for Hispaniola, still used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is Quisqueya.
  
 
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Map of Hispaniola
Hispaniola - 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 a french spelling of the Taino name Ayiti, meaning land of the mountains. Another Taino name for Hispaniola, still used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is Quisqueya.