Dominicans or Dominican Americans come from the Dominican Republic. This country shares its borders with Haiti. The Dominican Republic has rolling hills, and mountains. The chief export by far is sugar. Dominicans came to the U.S. because of economic hardships and because of the government. The Dominicans came here in the early 1980's and even more came in the 1990's. The Dominicans are relatively a new ethnic group. Since most are "campesinos", they lack education or skills. They also face language barriers and discrimination. 42% of all Dominicans don't know English well. 29% of Dominicans are on welfare. The more Dominicans that come here, the poorer they become as a group. They are also unusually younger than most immigrant groups. Many are illegal and fall under the poverty line. They are also plagued by high rents, unemployment, and stereotypes of drug-fueled crimes. Many Dominicans are working to combat these problems with associations. Despite their problems, Dominicans are very hard working. In Washington Heights, the Dominican expatriate capital, they have set up bodegas and cabs that compete with the yellow taxis. They have also set up bodegas, beauty salons, and restaurants throughout their barrios in New Jersey and New York. In New Jersey, Dominicans mainly settle in Paterson, Perth Amboy, or Union City. The vast majority of Dominicans have African blood in them. However society makes them seen only as Hispanic or Latino. Skin colors vary. Some have brown skin and others have skin almost as black as African Americans. 50% of all Dominican households are headed by women. The men do all they can to provide the family. Sometimes however some can't do that so they leave. Many Domincans work in construction, plumbing, repair, or as bodegueros. Women can't do this work so they are often cooks, or maids. So their children have to work harder in school. Another stereotype is that Dominicans are too lazy to learn English. This is not true. It's just that Domincans are often times working two or three jobs so they don't have the time. They have made great contributions in the field of baseball and music. Theri food consists of plantanos, yellow rice and beans, yuca, and beef. Over 95% of all Dominicans are strong Catholics.
Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa, AZ, Fabolous, and several bachata singers and other baseball players are Dominicans.
by The freakin Rican December 18, 2004
ok first of all the idiot that wrote that wearing the Dominican Flag on your bookbag is retarted needs to fcking stfu. Tht desnt mean or make u seem retarted it just a way that we represent that we from the dominican republic and we are not ashamed of it we love our country to the fullest so that why we wear it so y dont u get some pride..
*Dominicans are from The Dominican REpublic (next to haiti) .
Known for their MUSIC,BASEBALL SkiLLs,FOOD( PLATANO CON SALAMI, and our UNAPOLOGETIC PRIDE!
BUT WE ARE MUCH MORE THEN THAT WE HAVE CHANGED AND BECOME SO MUCH.
DOMINICANS ARE MAKING A DIFFERNCE IN AGRICULTURE, MEDICINE,SOCIETY,ECT.
by DOMINICANFETTISH October 18, 2008
A domican is someone who originates from da Dominican Republic (D.R.). Along with the Puerto Ricans dis island produces some of da finest and wildest girls in da world. Domincans Stereotypically love platano(which is true), Knife wieldin, An some of da hardest fukas on da earth. New york Dominicans are almost always tied wit da gangsta lifestyle. Prideful, ghetto, baseball, platano, gurls, all describe everyday domican life.
That Dominican over der is one of da fukin hardest niggas in da bkny
by ChrisRBK November 22, 2006
A Dominican is a person from the Dominican Republic, a small banana republic in the Caribbean. Many live in the New York City and are known for mostly for dealing drugs, destroying property, fighting, yelling when they speak, wearing tight clothes over obese bodies, playing music so loud it makes your filling rattle and throwing their trash out windows. They are almost permanently mired in the lower economic rungs due to their propensity to party 95% of the time and their disinterest in education. Many drive liveries. The remainder do nothing, but make noise and sell drugs.
Hey some Dominicans are barbecuing on the street, throwing their trash everywhere, and playing music so loud it makes your fillings rattle.
by paracelsus May 09, 2015
1. A person either born in the Dominican Republic or someone born in America with Dominican ancestry. God forbid that you're an American-born Dominican and you make any mention of being an American first. You'll be considered a traitor and sent into exile from a ghetto like Washington Heights.

2. African-Americans have nothing on Dominicans when it comes to being doomed to remain in the ghetto for an infinite number of generations. Among the most treasonous things that a Dominican can do is to get a college education and become at least a productive middle-class American. What's more cool is going to the hottest Dominican club of the moment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and blasting the same music in your apartment or in your way-too-expensive car on the other four days.

3. Dominicans are more prone to follow fads than almost every other group of people. There could be 40 different clubs in the neighborhood, but if one of them is deemed the "hot" club of the moment, you can expect to find 95% of the Dominican population inside that club on a Friday night. Try to get in, and you won't have room to scratch your balls.

4. Dominicans all listen to the same bachata, reggaeton, and merengue songs. If you dare say that you don't like Omega or Aventura, the only thing that saves you from being lynched in a back alley is law enforcement.

The only thing keeping me from writing more is the character limit.
Dominican #1: What you gonna do on Friday?

Dominican #2: Pendejo are you serious? What else is hot on Friday besides trying to get into La Casa Del Mofongo?
by An educated Dominican January 02, 2010
Dominican can represent people from two different nationalities
1. The most known one is people from, or have family from the Dominican Republic, who are Hispanic

2. The other is people from the Caribbean country of Dominica, who usually aren't Hispanic

Just wanted to clear things up for those who don't know
"What are you?"
"I'm Dominican"
"You're from the Dominican Republic?"
"Nah, I'm from Dominica"
by doMinicanBOy August 11, 2009
Dominicans dont wanna be puerto rican!!!Understand dat. Jus because u dont like one dominican dont mean u should judge dem all. Come on we as spanish people should stick together. I f****in mad, stop being ratarted. U never know if a little dominican boy wants to grow up and be like hi idol,fat joe. So then u say dominicans want to be purto ricans dink about it.
Dominican boy: I want to be jus like fat Joe. Hes da best.
Puerto rican teen: Dats y i hate ya'll u dominicans want to be puerto ricans.
Dominican boy: But hes my idol......
by LizzieLiz February 23, 2008

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