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island of the Leeward group in the West Indies: with nearby islands, it constitutes a dependency of the United Kingdom: 60 sq mi (155 sq km); pop. 9,000
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- Anguillan adjective, noun
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An island of the British West Indies in the northern Leeward Islands. Settled by the British in the 17th century, it 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 dependency of Britain in 1971.