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Dominican Republic. Caribbean country that occupies just over two-thirds of the island of La Española, in the Greater Antilles. It is the second largest country in the Caribbean,preceded only by Cuba. It shares the Spanish with the Republic of Haiti, having been invaded by it in the 19th century.
Its first inhabitants were the taínos, who saw its population reduced almost to extinction after the arrival of the European colonizers. With the arrival of Columbus, the first European settlement in America was erected in the country, named Santo Domingo, which is now the capital of the Republic.
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