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An island and overseas department of France in the Windward Islands of the West Indies. Inhabited first by Arawaks and later by Caribs, the island was visited by Columbus in 1502. It was colonized by French settlers after 1635. Fort-de-France is the capital.
Mar′ti·ni′can adj. & n.
(Placename) an island in the E Caribbean, in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles: administratively an overseas region of France. Capital: Fort-de-France. Pop: 403 795 (2007 est). Area: 1090 sq km (420 sq miles)
an island in the E West Indies; an overseas department of France. 336,000; 425 sq. mi. (1100 sq. km). Cap.: Fort-de-France.
Mar`ti•ni′can, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||Martinique - an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France|
French West Indies - the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France