Quisqueya is the aboriginal name of Hispaniola:
the island of the West Indies east of Cuba, divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Originally inhabited by Arawak Indians, it was discovered by Columbus in 1492 and was originally called Espaņola. The western part (now Haiti) was ceded to France by Spain in 1697. The Dominican Republic, on the eastern part of the island, was formed in 1844. Quisqueya means mother of all lands.

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