Leeward Islands

geographical name
Lee·​ward Islands | \ ˈlē-wərd How to pronounce Leeward Islands (audio) , ˈlü-ərd\

Definition of Leeward Islands

1 island chain in the central Pacific extending 1250 miles (2012 kilometers) west-northwest from the main islands of the Hawaiian group; includes Nihoa, Necker, Laysan, Midway, and Kure islands
2 or French Îles sous le Vent \ ˌēl-​sü-​lə-​ˈväⁿ How to pronounce Îles sous le Vent (audio) \ islands in the South Pacific, the western group of the Society Islands population 22,232
3 islands of the West Indies in the northern Lesser Antilles extending from the Virgin Islands on the north to Dominica on the south
4 former colony of the British West Indies in the Leewards including Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat

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