Definition of Leeward Islands
1 island chain cen Pacific extending 1250 miles (2012 kilometers) WNW from main islands of the Hawaiian group; includes Nihoa, Necker, Laysan, Midway, & Kure islands
2 or French Îles sous le Vent play \ˌēl-sü-lə-ˈväⁿ\ islands S. Pacific, W group of the Society Islands pop 22,232
3 islands West Indies in the N Lesser Antilles extending from Virgin Islands (on N) to Dominica (on S)
4 former colony British West Indies in the Leewards including Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, & Montserrat
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