The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish. They have a Caribbean accent and usually drop the s off at the end of words. Instead of saying dos, they would say do. The Spanish language contains all of the same letters as the English language but it also adds a few more such as ch, ll, ñ, and rr. The language is read from left to right. A buen hambre no hay pan duro and A falta de pan, casabe, dice el pueblo are sayings in Spanish that are often said. They mean where there is a will, there is a way, and make do with what is available.
*I believe that this country speaks Spanish because it is so close to other Spanish speaking countries and they are a Latin base country. They don't speak exactly like the other Spanish speaking places though, they have their own dialect and I think that is very cool.