Definition of West Indies
1 the islands lying between SE North America & N S. America bordering the Caribbean & comprising the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, & Bahamas
2 or West Indies Federation former country including all of the British West Indies except the Bahamas & the British Virgin Islands; established 1958, dissolved 1961
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