Lesser Antilles

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Less·er Antilles

An island group of the eastern West Indies extending in an arc from Aruba to the Virgin Islands.

Lesser Antilles

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(Placename) the Lesser Antilles a group of islands in the Caribbean, including the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, Barbados, and the Netherlands Antilles. Formerly called: the Caribbees


(ænˈtɪl iz)

a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles), the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and S (Lesser Antilles or Caribees).
An•til′le•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Lesser Antilles - a group of islands in the southeastern West IndiesLesser Antilles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies
Antilles - a group of islands in the West Indies
Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Barbados - easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles to the north of Venezuela
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Maria made landfall on Dominica, an island of 72,000 people in the Lesser Antilles, at 9:15 p.
WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (KUNA) -- Hurricane Maria on Monday evening was upgraded to the highest-level Category 5, with winds of 160 miles per hour, threatening residents in the Caribbean with potential widespread destruction from the central Lesser Antilles through Puerto Rico.
National Hurricane Center says Maria reached hurricane status on Sunday, putting the Caribbean on edge once again Hurricane Maria barreling toward the Lesser Antilles islands on Sunday, threatening an area still recovering from Hurricane Irma earlier this month.
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The eighth named storm, third hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Harvey, developed from a tropical wave to the east of the Lesser Antilles, reaching tropical storm status on August 27.
Hurricane Jose, located more than 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, was moving at 16 mph with winds of up to 75 mph, according to the (https://twitter.
Located in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and Antigua the stunning French archipelago of Guadeloupe is composed of five islands Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, and La Desirade, closely strung together by beautiful waters and an efficient ferry network.
Geographically, the region comprises three distinct island systems, the Bahamas archipelago, the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles.
The Igneri became residents of the Lesser Antilles, present day St.
Knowledge about the distribution of Entomobryidae and Paronellidae genera in the Lesser Antilles is incomplete.
8 quake struck off the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea's Lesser Antilles archipelago, the US Geological Survey said.
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