- French West Indies
The term French West Indies ("
Antillesfrançaises") refers to the four territories presently under French sovereignty in the Caribbean: the two overseas departments of Guadeloupeand Martinique, plus the two overseas collectivities of Saint Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. The Guadeloupe department includes both the island of Guadeloupe proper and the adjacent islands of Les Saintes, Marie-Galanteand La Désirade.
In addition, some of the islands of the present and former
British West Indieswere once ruled by France. On some of them, a French-based creole language is spoken.
Former French West Indian islands:
Hispaniola(the former French colony, Saint-Domingue, was on the western third of the island -- now the country of Haiti)
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French West Indies — French West In|dies the French West Indies another name for the ↑French Antilles … Dictionary of contemporary English
French West Indies — two overseas departments of France in the West Indies, including Martinique & Guadeloupe & the dependencies of Guadeloupe … English World dictionary
French West Indies — French′ West In′dies n. geg the French islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, including Martinique and Guadeloupe and the five dependencies of Guadeloupe: administered as two overseas departments … From formal English to slang
French West Indies — noun the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France • Instance Hypernyms: ↑region • Part Holonyms: ↑West Indies, ↑the Indies • Member Meronyms: ↑Guadeloupe, ↑Martinique * * * the French islands in th … Useful english dictionary
French West Indies — the French islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, including Martinique and Guadeloupe and the five dependencies of Guadeloupe: administered as two overseas departments. 676,900; 1114 sq. mi. (2885 sq. km). * * * … Universalium
French West Indies — plural noun the French islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, comprising Guadeloupe and dependencies, and Martinique, administered as two overseas departments. 2885 km2 … Australian English dictionary
French West Indies — geographical name islands of the West Indies belonging to France & including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Désirade, Les Saintes, Marie Galante, St. Barthélemy, & part of St. Martin … New Collegiate Dictionary
French West Indies — Desirade, Guadeloupe, Les Saintes, Marie Galante, Martinique, Petite Terre, Saint Bartholomew (Barthelemy), Saint Martin (French half) … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games
French West Indies — isls. comprising Guadaloupe and Martinique … Webster's Gazetteer
University of the French West Indies and Guiana — Infobox University name = University of the French West Indies and Guiana native name = Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (UAG) latin name = motto = established = type = Public endowment = staff = faculty = president = provost = principal … Wikipedia