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Leeward Islands

[lee-werd]
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  1. 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

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. 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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