Leeward Islands

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geographical name Lee·ward Islands \ˈlē-wərd, ˈlü-ərd\

Definition of Leeward Islands

  1. 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. 2 or French Îles sous le Vent \ˌēl-sü-lə-ˈväⁿ\play islands in the South Pacific, the western group of the Society Islands population 22,232

  3. 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. 4 former colony of the British West Indies in the Leewards including Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat


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