Leeward-islands



[lee-werd] /ˈli wərd/

plural noun
1.
a group of islands in the N Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, extending from Puerto Rico SE to Martinique.
/ˈliːwəd/
plural noun
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.
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) French name Îles sous le Vent

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