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 etymology, and is the root of modern day Romance language's (Romanic/Latin/Neo-latin languages) word for Sunday. Examples from the six most spoken Romance languages today would be; Domenica - Italian, Domingo - Spanish & Portuguese, Dimanche - French, Duminică - Romanian & Diumenge - Catalan.Dominica (the Commonwealth of Dominica)is the name of an island state in the Caribbean. It was sighted and named by Christopher Columbus on 3 November 1493. Named after the day on which it was sighted that being a Sunday. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa, and would have therefore spoken Latin, Ligurian (this being his native language) and possibly Italian, but never wrote in his native language but rather in Latin. This would explain why he chose to use the latin version, Dominica, and not the Italian "Domenica" or the Spanish "Domingo" (the language of his financial backers - the Spanish monarchy).
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I'm from Dominica ans is looking for the answer but when I find it I will let you know,the cross however on the flag represents the Islan's Christian Faith.
Dominica is an island in the Caribbean Sea.
There were 72,900 residents of the small island of Dominica in early 2010. (This should not be confused with the much larger Dominican Republic .)
Yes. There are Dominican citizens as well as frequent visitors to the island who are scientists. I am one of them. If you would like to discuss matters of science that are rel…ated to natural history, you should contact members of Forestry Division for an appointment. Otherwise, you can visit the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center at Springfield, Dominica. There are frequent visiting scientists there from quite diverse fields. This facility is located not too far from Roseau along the Imperial Highway. Hope this helps.
The Head of State of Dominica is President Nicholas J O Liverpool The Prime Minister of Dominica is Roosevelt Skerrit
Central America and Caribbean :: Dominica. http://wiki.answers.com/# . http://wiki.answers.com/# . Flag Description . green, with a centered cross of three equal bands… - the vertical part is yellow (hoist side), black, and white and the horizontal part is yellow (top), black, and white; superimposed in the center of the cross is a red disk bearing a Sisserou Parrot, unique to Dominica, encircled by 10 green, five-pointed stars edged in yellow; the 10 stars represent the 10 administrative divisions (parishes); green symbolizes the island's lush vegetation; the triple-colored cross represents the Christian Trinity; the yellow color denotes sunshine, the main agricultural products (citrus and bananas), and the native Carib Indians; black is for the rich soil and the African heritage of most citizens; white signifies rivers, waterfalls, and the purity of aspirations; the red disc stands for social justice .
there must be a problem with "dominica" because that word does not exist in either latin or Italian (the two languages to which anno atributes to usage) did u mean anno domini…? if so it means "year of the lord"
The name "Dominica" means big fat hairy stinky dumb person with a bad case of mental retardation.
Dominica mainly export soap
It means: I'm in the Dominican republic