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Leeward Islands (Caribbean) - List of the Leeward Islands, British colonial entity

virgin formerly name antilles

Island group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, N of the Windward Is; from the Virgin Is (N) to Dominica (S); sheltered from the NE prevailing winds; the name was formerly used by the Spanish to include the Greater Antilles; also formerly the name of a British colony comprising Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Is, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis.

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