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Venezuelan Spanish

This variety of Caribbean Spanish, with numerous similarities to the Spanish of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, came to the land of the hallaca (or “hayaca”, which is also accepted by the Royal Spanish Academy), with origins in African and indigenous languages, at the hands of the Spanish conquerors (mostly from Andalucía and […]

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Dominican Spanish

When Columbus came to America, in 1492, his ships anchoredat what is now The Dominican Republic. The island, which he named Hispaniola, became the first European settlement in America, and Santo Domingo, the first Spanish capital in the New World. That is to say that it was also the first place where the Spanish language […]

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