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Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Ne·vis(kĭts; nē′vĭs, nĕv′ĭs) also Saint Chris·to·pher-Ne·vis (krĭs′tə-fər-nē′vĭs, -nĕv′ĭs)
An island country in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies east-southeast of Puerto Rico comprising Saint Kitts and the smaller island of Nevis. The islands were visited by Columbus in 1493 and settled by the English and the French in the early 1600s, being officially awarded to Great Britain by the 1783 Treaty of Paris. They were part of the West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962 and in 1967 joined in a short-lived association with Anguilla. St. Kitts and Nevis became independent in 1983. Basseterre, on St. Kitts, is the capital.
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|Noun||1.||Saint Kitts and Nevis - a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983|
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Leeward Islands - a group of islands in the eastern West Indies
Saint Kitts, St. Kitts, Saint Christopher, St. Christopher - the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
Basseterre - the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the island of Saint Christopher
Nevis - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
Sombrero - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
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