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Windward Islands (West Indies)

LC control 85146967
Geographic headingWindward Islands (West Indies)
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Geographic subdivision usageWindward Islands (West Indies)
Variant(s)Arquipélago de Barlavento (West Indies)
Barlavento Archipelago (West Indies)
Barlavento Islands (West Indies)
Barlovento Islands (West Indies)
Îles du Vent (West Indies)
Ilhas de Barlavento (West Indies)
Islas de Barlovento (West Indies)
Vent, Îles du (West Indies)
Windward Islands
Windwards (West Indies)
See alsoAntilles, Lesser
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the non-jurisdictional West Indian island grouping called the Windward Islands. Works on the former British colony of the same name are entered under Windward Islands (Jurisdiction).
Found inMerriam Web. geog. (Windward Islands: island group, forming the S chain of the Lesser Antilles, West Indies, extending from Martinique S to 12⁰N; also group in the Society Is., French Polynesia, and former British Colony in West Indies)
Col. gaz. (Windward Islands: group of the Lesser Antilles in the S. West Indies, curving generally S for c. 300 mi/483 km from the Leeward Isls. toward NE Venezuela. Excluding Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, which are in the region but are not part of the group; the Windward Isls. consist of the Fr. overseas dept. of Martinique and the former Br. Windward Isls.)
Wikipedia, Dec. 30, 2005 (Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles: Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent, The Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad, Tobago) Aug. 25, 2011 (Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles, within the West Indies; The Antillean Windward Islands from north to south are: Dominica; Martinique (an overseas department of France); Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent; Grenadines; Grenada. Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago do not consider themselves part of the Windward Islands but are sometimes included due to proximity and the fact that they are windward relative to other Caribbean isles) Spanish page (Islas de Barlovento) French page (Îles du Vent) Portuguese page (Ilhas de Barlavento or Arquipélago de Barlavento)
Encyc. Britannica online, Aug. 25, 2011 (Windward Islands, French Îles du Vent, Spanish Islas de Barlovento, a line of West Indian islands constituting the southern arc of the Lesser Antilles, at the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea, between latitudes 12° and 16° N and longitudes 60° and 62° W. They include, from north to south, the English-speaking island of Dominica; the French département of Martinique; the English-speaking islands of Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and Grenada; and, between Saint Vincent and Grenada, the chain of small islands known as the Grenadines. Though near the general area, Trinidad and Tobago (at the south end of the group) and Barbados (just east) are usually not considered part of the Windward Islands. Dominica was formerly administered by the British government as part of the Leeward Islands, rather than the Windwards; the Windwards)