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 (mär′tĭ-nēk′, -tn-ēk′)
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)


(ˌmɑr tnˈik)

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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Noun1.Martinique - an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward IslandsMartinique - 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
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles


[ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk] NMartinica f


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April 16th, we sighted Martinique and Guadaloupe from a distance of about thirty miles.
She comes from Martinique, so I call her the beautiful Indian.
I bring Dick into good air, as the doctors do, every day, in Europe, or, as I would send a patient at Martinique to the Pitons, a lofty mountain on that island, to get clear of the yellow fever.
There had been a mixture of Negro blood and French blood in the late Lady Graybrooke's family, settled originally in Martinique.
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Seaborne will continue to maintain three times weekly service from San Juan to Fort-de-France, Martinique, which also has regularly scheduled ferry service to Dominica.
Norwegian will offer a total of seven nonstop routes to Bergen, Copenhagen, Guadeloupe, London, Martinique, Oslo and Stockholm.
The ideal location for placing the project in the Martinique Islands was also discussed during a meeting with Martinique Islands delegation led by Karine Roy Camille, chairman of Maison de Martinique, Tourism and Economic of the Martinique Islands, of the Caribbean Sea.
But preliminary results in Martinique indicate 80 per cent of voters rejected the proposal while in French Guiana 70 per cent were against the change, election officials said.
com, a Canada-based premier online travel company, will partner the Martinique Promotion Bureau, or Comite Martiniquais du Tourisme, to promote tourism in Martinique, France.
The National Travel Agencies organisation said about 10,000 tourists had cancelled holidays in Martinique and Guadeloupe.
The Foreign Office website says several thousand British nationals visit Martinique each year.