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Guadeloupe

[ gwahd-l-oop ]
/ ˌgwɑd lˈup /
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noun
two islands (Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre ) separated by a narrow channel in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies: together with five dependencies they form an overseas department of France. 687 sq. mi. (1,179 sq. km). Capital: Basse-Terre.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Guadeloupe

Guadalupe (River), Guadeloupe
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British Dictionary definitions for Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe
/ (ˌɡwɑːdəˈluːp) /

noun
an overseas region of France in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, formed by the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre and several offlying islands; in 2007 the island of Saint-Barthélemy and the part-island dependency of Saint-Martin were separated from Guadeloupe to become Overseas Collectivities directly subordinate to France. Capital: Basse-Terre. Pop: 405 500 (2007 est). Area: 1780 sq km (687 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe
[ (gwahd-l-oohp, gwahd-l-oohp) ]

Island in the eastern portion of the West Indies; an overseas territory of France.

notes for Guadeloupe

Tourism is a major industry.
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