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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.


(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)


(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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