West Indies

geographical name

Definition of West Indies

  1. 1 the islands lying between southeastern North America and northern South America bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic and comprising the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, and Bahamas

  2. 2 or West Indies Federation former country including all of the British West Indies except the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands The West Indies Federation was established in 1958 and was dissolved in 1961.

West Indian

adj or noun

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