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What Latin-American country got its name because it was discovered on a Sunday?




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Answer: the Dominican Republic

In Latin dominus means "lord"; hence, the Dominical is the Lord's day and Dominoes is the Lord's game.

According to The Etymology of First Names (http://mizian.com.ne.kr/englishwiz/library/names/etymology_of_first_names.htm ), the name Dominic means "of the Lord" and is the name traditionally given to a child born on Sunday.

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