How did Dominica get its name?

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Chris Columbus discovered her on a Sunday and named her after Sunday. The Caribs named her Wiatukubuli but that was disregarded when Columbus arrived.

Dominica got its name from Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he reached the island on a Sunday. The Kalinagos (formerly Carib Indians) call the island "Waitukubuli" which means "Tall is her body" because of the several mountain peaks.
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What does Dominica mean?

The word Dominica is the Latin word for Sunday, that being the 1st or 7th day of the week. It is the Latin equivalent of the English Sunday as the words do not share the same