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Grande-Terre

[French grahnd-ter] /French grɑ̃dˈtɛr/
noun
1.
See under Guadeloupe.

Guadeloupe

[gwahd-l-oop] /ˌgwɑd lˈup/
noun
1.
two islands (Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre) separated by a narrow channel in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies: together with five dependencies they form an overseas department of France. 687 sq. mi. (1179 sq. km).
Capital: Basse-Terre.
Can be confused
Guadalupe (River) Guadeloupe.
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Grande-Terre

/French ɡrɑ̃dtɛr/
noun
1.
a French island in the Caribbean, in the Lesser Antilles: one of the two main islands which constitute Guadeloupe. Chief town: Pointe-à-Pitre

Guadeloupe

/ˌɡwɑːdəˈluːp/
noun
1.
an overseas region of France in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, formed by the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre and several offlying islands; in 2007 the island of Saint-Barthélemy and the part-island dependency of Saint-Martin were separated from Guadeloupe to become Overseas Collectivities directly subordinate to France. Capital: Basse-Terre. Pop: 405 500 (2007 est). Area: 1780 sq km (687 sq miles)
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Guadeloupe [(gwahd-l-oohp, gwahd-l-oohp)]

Island in the eastern portion of the West Indies; an overseas territory of France.

Note: Tourism is a major industry.
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