Dominica

Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It should not be confused with the Dominican Republic, another Caribbean nation. The name is pronounced [ˌdɒmɪˈnikə]. In Latin the name means “Sunday”, which was the day of its discovery by Columbus. The official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica. Dominica’s pre-Columbian name was Wai’tu kubuli, which means “Tall is her body” The indigenous people of the island, the Caribs, have a territory which resembles the Indian reserves of Canada. Because the island went through a period of French occupation, and lies between two French overseas departments (Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south), the island is sometimes called “French Dominica”. 

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