History Of The Merengue: Dominican Republic

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The Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic. It is folklore to the Dominicans, and is said to come from acoustic groups. Despite this, there is still little known about the true history of the Dominican Republic and it’s origins. Because of this, there is no one who is quite sure how the merengue came about. Researchers have said that the name could’ve been derived from the french word meringue, which is a dessert made from whipped egg whites and sugar. The name was most likely applied because of the light and fluffy essence of the dance. The merengue has a very mysterious history, distinctive costumes and music, and skillful dance