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[[image:hispaniola.jpg|right|thumb|350px|Map of Hispaniola ]]'''Hispaniola''' (also Hispañola in Spanish)- 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 [[Taíno]] name for Hispaniola, still used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is Quisqueya (the cradle of life).
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[[image:hispaniola.jpg|right|thumb|350px|Map of Hispaniola ]]'''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 bby the Haitians, 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 ([[Kreyol]]: ''Kiskeya'') meaning: 'the cradle of life'.
  
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==External Links==
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Google - [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=18.907471,-71.191406&spn=.180815,.272667&t=h&hl=en Satellite image and map of Hispaniola]]
 
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[[Category:Places of the Haitian Revolution]]
 
[[Category:Places of the Haitian Revolution]]

Revision as of 09:25, 21 October 2005

Map of Hispaniola
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 bby the Haitians, 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 (Kreyol: Kiskeya) meaning: 'the cradle of life'.

External Links

Google - Satellite image and map of Hispaniola]