Leeward Islands

[ lee-werd ]
/ ˈli wərd /

plural noun

a group of islands in the N Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, extending from Puerto Rico SE to Martinique.

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British Dictionary definitions for leeward islands

Leeward Islands
/ (ˈliːwəd) /

pl n

a group of islands in the Caribbean, in the N Lesser Antilles between Puerto Rico and Martinique
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
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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