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 (ăng-gwĭl′ə, ăn-)
An island of the British West Indies in the northern Leeward Islands. Inhabited by Arawaks when British settlers arrived in the 17th century, Anguilla was part of the self-governing colony of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla until 1967, when it seceded unilaterally. A bid for full independence led to the landing of British troops in 1969. Anguilla became a separate British dependency in 1980.
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(Placename) an island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: part of the British associated state of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla from 1967 until 1980, when it reverted to the status of a British dependency and is now a UK Overseas Territory. Pop: 15 754 (2013 est). Area: 90 sq km (35 sq miles)
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(æŋˈgwɪl ə)

an island in the N Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies; a British dependency. 6500; 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km). Compare St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
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Noun1.Anguilla - a British colony in the West Indies
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
2.Anguilla - type genus of the Anguillidae: eelsAnguilla - type genus of the Anguillidae: eels
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Anguillidae, family Anguillidae - eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn
common eel, freshwater eel - eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to sea to spawn; found in Europe and America; marketed both fresh and smoked
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Anguillans, who stood outside the court for Thursday's Preliminary Inquiry said however they were skeptical about Hapgood's account of the killing.
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Anguillans can compete at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships but athletes from the island are unable to enter the Olympics as Anguilla is not recognised by the International Olympic Committee.