Definition of Dominica in English:

Dominica

proper noun

  • A mountainous island in the Caribbean, the loftiest of the Lesser Antilles and the northernmost and largest of the Windward Islands; population 73,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Creole; capital, Roseau. The island came into British possession at the end of the 18th century, becoming an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1978.

Origin

Named by Columbus, who discovered it on a Sunday ( Latin dies dominica ‘the Lord's day’) in 1493.

Pronunciation

Dominica

/ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə//dəˈmɪnɪkə/