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Virgin Islands

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  1. a group of islands in the West Indies, E of Puerto Rico: comprises the Virgin Islands of the United States and the British Virgin Islands. Abbreviation: V.I., VI
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British Dictionary definitions for virgin islands

Virgin Islands

pl n
  1. a group of about 100 small islands (14 inhabited) in the Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico: discovered by Columbus (1493); consists of the British Virgin Islands in the east and the Virgin Islands of the United States in the west and south. Pop: 136 649 (2013 est). Area: 497 sq km (192 sq miles)
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virgin islands in Culture

Virgin Islands

Islands in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico, owned by the United States and Britain.

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Christopher Columbus discovered the Virgin Islands in 1493.
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