French West Indies


plural noun

the French islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, including Martinique and Guadeloupe and the five dependencies of Guadeloupe: administered as two overseas departments. 1,114 sq. mi. (2,885 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for French West Indies

French West Indies

pl n

the French West Indies various islands in the Lesser Antilles, administered by France; chiefly Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy and the French part of Saint Martin. Pop: 838 000 (2004 est). Area: 2792 sq km (1077 sq miles)
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