Leeward Islands

Leeward Islands

[lee-werd]
noun
a group of islands in the N Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, extending from Puerto Rico SE to Martinique.
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Leeward Islands (ˈliːwəd)
 
pl n
1.  a group of islands in the Caribbean, in the N Lesser Antilles between Puerto Rico and Martinique
2.  a former British colony in the E Caribbean (1871--1956), consisting of Antigua, Barbuda, Redonda, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands
3.  French name: Îles sous le Vent a group of islands in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia in the W Society Archipelago: Huahiné, Raiatéa, Tahaa, Bora-Bora, and Maupiti. Pop: 30 221 (2002)

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