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An archipelago between southeast North America and northern South America, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean and including the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Bahama Islands. The original inhabitants were Caribs and Arawaks. Several of the islands were sighted and explored by Columbus during his voyages of 1492-1504. The first permanent European settlement was made by the Spanish on Hispaniola in 1496. During the colonial period the English, French, and Dutch also laid claim to various islands, and the United States acquired Puerto Rico and part of the Virgin Islands in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
West Indian adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) of or relating to the West Indies, its inhabitants, or their language or culture
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the West Indies, its inhabitants, or their language or culture
3. (Languages) of or relating to the West Indies, its inhabitants, or their language or culture
4. (Placename) native to or derived from the West Indies
5. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the West Indies
6. (Peoples) a person of West Indian descent
Usage: Using West Indian to refer to people of this ancestry living in Britain may cause offence. Possible alternatives are Black and Afro-Caribbean
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|Noun||1.||West Indian - a native or inhabitant of the West Indies|
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
Anguillan - a native or inhabitant of the island of Anguilla in the West Indies
Antiguan - a native or inhabitant of Antigua
Bahamian - a native or inhabitant of the Bahamas
Barbadian - a native or inhabitant of Barbados
Cuban - a native or inhabitant of Cuba
Haitian - a native or inhabitant of Haiti
Jamaican - a native or inhabitant of Jamaica
Montserratian - a native or inhabitant of Montserrat
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
Grenadian - a native or inhabitant of Grenada
Dominican - a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic
Tobagonian - a native or inhabitant of the island of Tobago in the West Indies
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서인도 제도 사람서인도 제도의
người Tây Ấnthuộc Tây Ấn
A. ADJ → antillano
B. N → antillano/a m/f
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1. adj → delle Indie Occidentali
2. n → abitante m/f (or originario/a) delle Indie Occidentali
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West Indian→ بِالنِّسْبَةِ إِلَى الهِنْدِ الغَرْبِيَّة, شَخْصٌ مِنَ الهِنْدِ الغَرْبِيَّة karibský, obyvatel Karibiku vestinder, vestindisk Westindier, westindisch από τις Δυτικές Ινδίες antillano länsi-intialainen antillais Karibljanin, karipski indiano 西インド諸島の, 西インド諸島の人 서인도 제도 사람, 서인도 제도의 West-Indiër, West-Indisch vestinder, vestindisk Antylczyk, zachodnioindyjski antilhano вест-индский, житель Вест-Индии västindier, västindisk ชาวหมู่เกาะอินเดียตะวันตกในทะเลแคริบเบียน, ที่เกี่ยวกับหมู่เกาะอินเดียตะวันตกในทะเลแคริบเบียน Batı Hint Adaları người Tây Ấn, thuộc Tây Ấn 西印度群岛人, 西印度群岛的
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