Barbados

geographical name
Bar·ba·dos | \bär-ˈbā-(ˌ)dōs, -dəs, -(ˌ)dōz\

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island of the British West Indies in the Lesser Antilles east of the Windward group; a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1966; capital Bridgetown area 166 square miles (432 square kilometers), population 277,821

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Barbadian \bär-ˈbā-dē-ən \ adjective or noun

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