What does Dominica mean?

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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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What is the population of dominica?

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 .)

Are there scientist in dominica?

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

Who is the leader for dominica?

The Head of State of Dominica is President Nicholas J O Liverpool The Prime Minister of Dominica is Roosevelt Skerrit

What do the colors in Dominica flag means?

Central America and Caribbean :: Dominica. http://wiki.answers.com/# . http://wiki.answers.com/# . Flag Description . green, with a centered cross of three equal bands

What is the meaning of anno Dominica?

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