The Dominican Republic was discovered on December 5, 1492, by Christopher Columbus during his first voyage to the New World. At that time the island of Hispaniola (as Columbus named it) was called "Quisqueya" by the Taino Indians who occupied the land. With a population estimated around 600,000, the Tainos (meaning "the good") were peaceful and hospitable to Columbus and his crew of Spaniards. Columbus himself grew a particular fondness for Hispaniola, describing it in his journal as "a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys.
The Dominican Republic offers maney uniqe and unusual sights all over the island for you to discover. Although many tourists come here to relax on the lovely beaches,there are many who want to learn about the Dominican people, their history,culture and civlization.
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