Danish West Indies
geographical name the W Virgin Islands that were until 1917 a Danish possession & now constitute the Virgin Islands of the United States

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Danish West Indies — Dansk Vestindien Colony of Denmark Norway (1814 Denmark) ← …   Wikipedia

  • Danish West Indies — those islands of the Virgin Islands occupied by Denmark from the 17th cent. to 1917: now Virgin Islands of the United States …   English World dictionary

  • Danish West Indies —    Also known as the Danish Virgin Islands, these islands in the northeastern Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles accounted for all the Danish New World colonies. They consisted of settlements on the islands of Saint Thomas (28 square miles), Saint John… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Danish West Indies — former name of the Virgin Islands of the United States. Also called Danish Virgin Islands. * * * …   Universalium

  • Danish West Indies — former name of the Virgin Islands of the United States. Also called Danish Virgin Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Danish West Indies — Dan′ish West In′dies n. pl. geg former name of the Virgin Islands of the United States …   From formal English to slang

  • Danish West Indies — noun A former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, so named until it was sold to the USA in 1917, since when it has been known as the United States Virgin Islands …   Wiktionary

  • Danish West Indies — former name of the American Virgin Islands …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Danish West Indies — plural noun former name of Virgin Islands (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of Governors of the Danish West Indies — Being a list of governors of the former Danish colony, the Danish West Indies. Governors of St. Thomas St. Thomas was claimed by the Danish West India Company in 1672.* Jørgen Iversen Dyppel, Governor of St. Thomas (May 25, 1672 July 4, 1680) *… …   Wikipedia

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