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An island of Antigua and Barbuda in the West Indies north of Antigua. It was privately owned from the late 1600s until the 1870s.

Bar·bu′dan adj. & n.
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(Placename) a coral island in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: part of the independent state of Antigua and Barbuda. Area: 160 sq km (62 sq miles)
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(bɑrˈbu də)

one of the NE Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of Antigua and Barbuda. 62 sq. mi. (161 sq. km).
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Noun1.Barbuda - an island in Antigua and BarbudaBarbuda - an island in Antigua and Barbuda  
Antigua and Barbuda - a country in the northern Leeward Islands
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Browne said he wanted to take the opportunity to 'express its profound disappointment and amazement that, after more than sixty years of operations in Antigua and Barbuda in which BNS has repatriated large profits earned on the backs of Antiguans and Barbudans, that BNS would so causally state its intention to close the Antigua holdings because it refuses to sell the operations to an Antiguan and Barbudan entity.
Barbudans were being ( evacuated to the neighboring island of Antigua, which fared far better in the storm.