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 (gwŏd′l-o͞op′, gwŏd′l-o͞op′)
An overseas department of France comprising the islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre and smaller islands in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Inhabited by Arawaks and later by Caribs (15th century), the islands were colonized by the French in 1635. Basse-Terre is the capital.


(Placename) an overseas region of France in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, formed by the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre and several offlying islands; in 2007 the island of Saint-Barthélemy and the part-island dependency of Saint-Martin were separated from Guadeloupe to become Overseas Collectivities directly subordinate to France. Capital: Basse-Terre. Pop: 405 500 (2007 est). Area: 1780 sq km (687 sq miles)


(ˌgwɑd lˈup)

two islands (Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre) separated by a narrow channel in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies: together with five dependencies they form an overseas department of France. 334,900; 687 sq. mi. (1179 sq. km).Cap.: Basse-Terre.
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Noun1.Guadeloupe - an island territory of France located in the eastern West IndiesGuadeloupe - an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
French West Indies - the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France
Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies


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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.
The the boy had come from the island of Marie-Galante, north of Dominica.
Kitts and Nevis), Guadalupe, Martinica y Marie-Galante, y su paso a Tierra Firme, durante el cual recorrio territorios de las actuales Venezuela, Guayana Inglesa y Guayana Francesa.
Music and the performance of identity on Marie-Galante, French Antilles.
At least Serebin has the comfort of sexy, beautiful Marie-Galante, who may be married to a French diplomat but is very happy to be in his bed.

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