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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Comprises western part of Hispaniola and some smaller islands; was inhabited by Arawaks when Spaniards settled here; most Arawaks were killed by late 16th century; area was used by French pirates; French established plantations, brought Africans as slaves 17th century; official languages are Haitian Creole and French.

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