Pronunciation: (his"pun-yō'lu; Sp. ēs"pän-yô'lä), [key]
an island in the West Indies, comprising the republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 29,843 sq. mi. (77,293 sq. km). Formerly, Haiti, Hayti, Santo Domingo, San Domingo.
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