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[[image:hispaniola.jpg|right|thumb||Map of Hispaniola ]][[image:kiskeya_pre_colombian.jpg|right|thumb||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 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'.
Revision as of 08:03, 14 December 2005Saint-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.