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Jamaica (i/dʒəˈmeɪkə/) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Jamaica is the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean, by area.[6] Inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came underSpanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Many of the indigenous people died…