Definition of Dominican Republic in US English:

Dominican Republic

proper noun

  • A country in the Caribbean Sea that occupies the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola; population 10,500,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Santo Domingo; official language, Spanish.

The Dominican Republic is the former Spanish colony of Santo Domingo, the part of Hispaniola that Spain retained when it ceded the western portion (now Haiti) to France in 1697. It was proclaimed a republic in 1844

Pronunciation

Dominican Republic

/dəˌminəkən rəˈpəblik//dəˌmɪnəkən rəˈpəblɪk/