Virgin Islands

geographical name

Definition of Virgin Islands

group of islands in the West Indies east of Puerto Rico — see british virgin islands, virgin islands of the united states

Note: In U.S. publications, a native or inhabitant of the U.S. Virgin Islands is usually referred to as a Virgin Islander whereas a native or inhabitant of the British Virgin Islands is usually specified British Virgin Islander.

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“Virgin Islands.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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