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Antigua

[an-tee-guh] /ænˈti gə/
noun
1.
one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).
Related forms
Antiguan, adjective, noun
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Antigua

/ænˈtiːɡə/
noun
1.
an island in the Caribbean, one of the Leeward Islands: a British colony, with its dependency Barbuda, until 1967, when it became a British associated state; it became independent in 1981 as part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Area: 279 sq km (108 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Antigua

Caribbean island, from Spanish fem. of antiguo, literally "ancient, antique" (see antique); discovered by Columbus in 1493 and named by him for the church of Santa Maria la Antigua ("Old St. Mary's") in Seville.

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