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.
- Guadalupe (River), Guadeloupe
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How to use Guadeloupe in a sentence
"But I tell you that she is rich enough to buy Martinique and Guadeloupe if she were so pleased," said the captain.A Romance of the West Indies | Eugne Sue
Passing through Martinique, Guadeloupe and Antigua he heard the confessions of more than three hundred of them.The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
He served in the Army 48 years, and was present at the capture of Guadeloupe, in 1815.Norfolk Annals | Charles Mackie
It was part of that mortality which Dutertre himself saw on his arrival at Guadeloupe in 1640.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
A ship, the Buf of Rochelle, carried it to Guadeloupe, the sailors and passengers dying on board of her.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
British Dictionary definitions for Guadeloupe
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
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