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ˌdɒm əˈni kə, dəˈmɪn ɪ kədo·mini·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dominica, Commonwealth of Dominicanoun

    a country on the island of Dominica

  2. Dominicanoun

    a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians


  1. Dominicanoun

    A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica.

    Etymology: dominica ("lordly"; "Sunday") due to being sighted by Columbus on a Sunday.


  1. Dominica

    Dominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its size is 750 square kilometres and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an elevation of 1,447 metres. The Commonwealth of Dominica had a population of 71,293 at the 2011 Census. The capital is Roseau which is located on the leeward side of the island. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall can be expected inland. The Sisserou Parrot, the island's national bird, is featured on the national flag. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dominica

    or Dominique (26), the largest and most southerly of the Leeward Islands, and belongs to Britain; one-half of the island is forest, and parts of it have never been explored; was discovered by Columbus on Sunday, November 3, 1493, whence its name.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dominica

    An island republic of the West Indies. Its capital is Roseau. It was discovered in 1493 by Columbus and held at different times by the French and the British in the 18th century. A member of the West Indies Federation, it achieved internal self-government in 1967 but became independent in 1978. It was named by Columbus who discovered it on Sunday, Domingo in Spanish, from the Latin Dominica dies, the Lord's Day. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p338 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p151)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dominica

    An island in the West Indies, belonging to the Leeward group, lying about 20 miles to the north of Martinique. This island was discovered by Columbus in 1498, and was claimed alternately by England, France, and Spain: it was finally ceded to Great Britain in 1763.

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  1. Dominica

    Expresses the Spanish for Sunday, the day on which Columbus discovered this island.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominica in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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