Antigua

[an-tee-guh]
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noun

one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).

Related formsAn·ti·guan, adjective, noun
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Antiguan

adjective

of or relating to Antigua or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Antigua

Antigua

noun

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 antiguan

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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