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French West Indies

The French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Lesser Antilles, along with the island of Saint-Barthélemy and the French portion of Saint Martin.

French West Indies

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(Placename) the French West Indies various islands in the Lesser Antilles, administered by France; chiefly Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy and the French part of Saint Martin. Pop: 838 000 (2004 est). Area: 2792 sq km (1077 sq miles)

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the French islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, including Martinique and Guadeloupe and the five dependencies of Guadeloupe: administered as two overseas departments.
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Noun1.French West Indies - the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by FranceFrench West Indies - the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
Guadeloupe - an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
Martinique - an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France
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Studying slave society on the French West Indian island of Guadeloupe, Myriam Arcangeli exploits the concept of "ceramic culture" to assess the relationship between users and ceramic objects (household pottery, not industrial and construction materials made of clay).
In addition, on the north of Saint Lucia, islanders can and do tune into radio broadcasts originating in Martinique, only 25 miles away, and French West Indian music enjoys popularity throughout Saint Lucia.
He can boast a points win over French West Indian Valery Odin, who outscored King at Cardiff Castle, but has not fought men of the same class as the Welshman.
Molasses left over from sugar production is turned into rum, apart from on the French West Indian islands like Martinique where sugar cane juice is the base for Rhum Agricole.
As she had been born and raised on the French West Indian sugar island of Martinique, Josephine knew a thing or two about slavery.
In an era when criticism of French West Indian literature has been dominated by focus on a single author or authors of the same sex, she has cast her net wide.
He faces London-based French West Indian Valery Odin on the undercard.
Chapter I, "Resisting Zombification," carries over the discussion of Maryse Conde's assertion that "Africa helped me to discover that I am not an African but a French West Indian living in the motherland.
Virgin Islander, British Virgin Islander, British West Indian, French West Indian, West Indian, and Haitian.
Their deepest meanings can be discerned only in reference to this fundamental epoch of French West Indian history.
Although France agreed to evacuate Naples, Britain abandoned all her wartime overseas conquests, including annexed French West Indian islands, save for Trinidad, and Ceylon; and agreed to surrender the Cape to Holland, give back Egypt to Turkey and withdraw within three months from Malta in favour of the Knights of St John.