Once upon a time the Taino Peoples of the Americas were the ancestral owners of the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, this would not be so after the conquering Europeans arrived in their great numbers after the discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

Uncover the History Behind Dominican Republic

Once upon a time the Taino Peoples of the Americas were the ancestral owners of the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, this would not be so after the conquering Europeans arrived in their great numbers after the discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

The country would host the first permanent European settlement at a place known as Santo Domingo (today's capital of Dominican Republic). Until its independence from Spain in 1821, the country was known as Santo Domingo. The residents of the country were referred to as the 'Dominicanos', hence the name Dominican Republic.

Note that the country is also referred to as 'Quisqueyanos'. The name is derived from the Taino tongue and is translated to mean 'Mother of all Lands'. This name has been used severally in the national anthem.

Dominican Republic is the most visited country in the Caribbean. Find out why by visiting.

Hint: It is home to the whitest pristine beaches in the world.

Tags:
Here's 0 comments for "Uncover the History Behind Dominican Republic"
Rosario Acquaviva

sent info

over 2 years ago

I want to go to Dominican Republic

calendar

Experiences

New! Nat Geo Conservation Africa Expedition: Elephants, Rhinos and Big Cats On a trip inspired by National Geographic-sponsored effor...
1 Cruise, All 7 Continents: First of Its Kind Silversea World Cruise Unlike any other World Cruise ever conceived, Silverse...
Club Med Turks & Caicos Reopens and Upgrades to 4 'Tridents' Club Med Turkoise reopens February 2018 with a brand new ...
All-Inclusive Luxury Cruising the Caribbean on Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruise Sun Drenched Shores in Regent's Most-Inclusive...
Travel the 'Road to Happiness': Relais & Chateaux' Wine Routes Vineyards from all over the world unite with Relais & Châ...