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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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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 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 (Kreyòl: Kiskeya) meaning: 'the cradle of life'.


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