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
A person from the Demon Republic. Most of the time you can barely understand them because they're so used to speaking in tongues due to the fact they worship demons all the time. They like to make annoying sounds, including making beeping sounds and imitating car noises. If you ever encounter a "Dominican" don't make eye contact and be completely still, rumors have it they won't see you then.
Most Common Demon Phrases:
"It's Dominican Republic you fuggin racist"
"You stoopid or somethin?"
"Big fohead"
"Speak spanish"
"Zroooom"
"Beepbeepbeep"
by James Smith November 16, 2014
A person from the Demon Republic. Most of the time you can barely understand them because they're so used to speaking in tongues due to the fact they worship demons all the time. They like to make annoying sounds, including making beeping sounds and imitating car noises. If you ever encounter a "Dominican" don't make eye contact and be completely still, rumors have it they won't see you then.
Most Common Demon Phrases:
"It's Dominican Republic you fuggin racist"
"You stoopid or somethin?"
"Big fohead"
"Speak spanish"
"Zroooom"
"Beepbeepbeep"
by James Smith November 16, 2014
ohk for all des peoplee/haters giving some dumb ass definitions or jealous cuz dey aint dominican. get ready to hearr da real onee. dominican republic - best country in latin america , dominicano- descendent of dominican heritage or born in the island of dominican republic. we are not black or haitian dont get it twsited we got some sexy ass people from our country. yes we are LATINOS not black. often considered or called da black/ghetto hispanics because of our inproper/slang spanish. but not nesseicarily true. kings of bachata(aventura, frank reyes, el torito), and merengue. we are always da lives of da parties and can party hard ! known also for our beer presidente ! da best .. we produce da best baseball players ! and you can find most of us in da bx and WASHINGTON HEIGHTS. our common plates are platano con salami, mofongo, arroz habichuela y carne. we are confident of where were from, love to be wit family just dancing bachata and eatingg, having fun. our cakes are da best and so are our hair salons !ddp - dominicans dont play(well knownn gang in manhattan/wash. heights) NO we are not all dark, you can find very dark skinned dominicans as well as straight up white green eyed dominicans. dominicans are mixed wit white, black, and indian. no wonder we so sexy ?! most of our girls are known for big ass/ boobies and most have curly hair ! dats just us - visit puerto plata and punta cana you'll fall in lovee ! our culture is soo fun and excitingg ! so hatee on us
pone: ddammnnn ! look at that dominican
ptwoo: yoooo nigga she fine as hell !
by drzfineztt September 30, 2009
Is this group of latinos, black, mulatre who thinks they are White and share the Island of Hispaniola with this group of people called haitians which the dominicans hate so bad! They are black and think of them as black people! They don't like black! I am a dominican and hate what the others are doing!
Hey, who is that dude in that concho? Nope that one can't be dominican! He looks black and haitian! Esperamos para un otro concho! I am not going to sit by blackies or haitianos!
by willis gonzalea June 25, 2009
verb: to party heavily and live the good life in a tropical location
"What are you doing this spring break?"
"I'm going to Dominican!"
by Roger Crane May 04, 2007
1. a person born on the Dominican Republic side of the island of Hispanola, which is shared by Haiti on the west and DR on the east. 2. The oldest New World settlement, 1492. Mostly of African origin, although considered Latino. Most Spanish blood there comes from Puerto Rico prior the Spanish-American War, since most Spanish fled Dominican Republic after France took over. 3. desendants of the first slaves of the New World, which are not so mixed as their neighbor Puerto Rico. 4. a people on the rise, although they need to stop their hate crimes againts the Puerto Ricans--the chosen ones who have constantly lend a helping hand.
The guy looks Black, but he speaks a wierd Spanish. Yes, he is Black, but he is Dominican. The Dominican guy always rolls his eyes at me. I think he is jealous of my straight hair, light eyes and intellect. Those Dominicans have a rich history. Too bad most of them don't know it.
by malvin June 14, 2007
*Someone who comes from the east side of the island of Hispanola (the Dominican Republic)
*Contrary to popular belief, Dominicans do not want to be Puerto Rican infact there is some type of hatred between the two races
*If you are a light skinned Dominican be ready to be confused by another race
*Most of the ones from NY come from villages or towns and think they are the best and give bad names to other Dominicans that come from their towns and are successful
*They like platanos, salami, rice, beans, spaghetti, mushrooms, butter toast, chicken (alot), guayava, chinola, and that durian looking fruit that does not stink and tastes sweet, and pomegranates too
*We talk really fast (I'm Dominican in case you didn't get that)
*Women own estiticas aka hair salons
*Coño is a commonly used word in the Dominican vocabulary
*Like with any other race you have the cool people and the assholes who think they are gangster and what not
*Can sometimes be confused with Filipino (believe me I know)
*rrrrrroll r's alot
*Not all Dominicans are dark skinned
*If born in the Dominican Republic they will remember watching "DBZ" and "Ranma 1/2" on TV and the one of all time "Caballeros del Zodiaco"
P1: Why don't you like Puerto Rican people?
Dominican: Because they don't say coño

Dominican: Hi my name is Lizbeth and I'm from the DR
P1: Really I thought you were Filipino
P2: yeah i thought you were black and white
P3: Do you eat salami and Plantains?
by sopaleich4 January 21, 2009

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