DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HISTORY

We have tried to provide below a brief summary of Dominican Republic History, from the time of its earliest known inhabitants 'the Tainos', through the period of the Island's discovery by Christopher Columbus (who initially christened it 'Hispaniola') and on to the major events that led to the emergence of the

NATIONAL LANGUAGE

doq] Dialects: Lexical similarity: 85%–90% with ASL [ase], and uses most of the features of ASL, such as absent referent and reduplication. Classification: Deaf sign language
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English

[eng] 8,000 in Dominican Republic (Holm 1989). Samaná Peninsula, northeastern Dominican Republic. Dialects: Samaná English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English
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Haitian

[hat] 159,000 in Dominican Republic (1987). Alternate names: Creole, Haitian Creole. Classification: Creole, French based
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Spanish

[spa] 6,890,000 in Dominican Republic (1995). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-