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Natives of Ayiti ((Haiti & Dominican Republic)

Ayiti, Quisqueya, Bohio

Names given by the original inhabitant who occupied the island.

Ayti or Ayiti is composed of three roots: “A” meaning flower; “Y” meaning high; Ti meaning land or region.

Ayiti hence means “flower of high land” or mountainous land” or “land of high mountains.”

Quisqueya, means “big land” to the natives of the islands surrounding Ayiti.

Bohio means “rich in villages.”

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