Lesser Antilles

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Lesser Antilles:

see West IndiesWest Indies,
archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean.
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Lesser Antilles


a group of mostly small islands (area, approximately 14,000 sq km), framing the Caribbean Sea (West Indies) from the east and southeast; part of the Antilles Islands. The group includes the Virgin Islands, the Lesser Antilles proper (Windward Islands), the Leeward Islands, a number of islands off the north coast of South America, Barbados, Trinidad, and Tobago.

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