Saint-Domingue

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Proper noun[edit]

Saint-Domingue

  1. (now historical) A French colony on the island of Hispaniola from 1659 to 1809, roughly equivalent to modern-day Haiti.
    • 1985, Wade Davis, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Simon & Schuster, p. 40:
      In a mere twelve years, for example, between 1779 and 1790, the slave ships that plied the coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Mozambique unloaded close to four hundred thousand slaves in Saint Domingue.
    • 2007, Kevin Filan, The Haitian Vodou Handbook, Destiny Books 2007, p. 14:
      Slavery was rarely pleasant, but the conditions on St. Domingue were notoriously bad.
    • 2012, Jonathan Keates, ‘Mon Père, ce héros’, Literary Review, 402:
      The future general was born in 1762 in the French sugar colony of Saint-Domingue, in the western half of the island.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛ̃.dɔ.mɛ̃ɡ/
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Proper noun[edit]

Saint-Domingue m

  1. (now historical) Saint-Domingue
  2. Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.