Haitian Revolution

Hispaniola was known by its indigenous inhabitants as Ayiti and Quiskeya, and both names are used on the island today. The five Taino kingdoms were sometimes connected through marriage. The wife of the cacique (king) of the Mayaguana kingdom in the middle of the island was Anacoana, the sister of the cacique in Xaragua, the south-eastern peninsula. Anacoana is claimed as a figure of resistance in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic today.

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