islands in the West Indies, constituting a part of the kingdom of the Netherlands & comprising two of the Leeward Islands & part of another & three islands off the coast of Venezuela: 308 sq mi (798 sq km); pop. 189,000; cap. Willemstad
Formerly Dutch West Indies.
A former autonomous territory of the Netherlands consisting of Curaçao and Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela and Saba, St. Eustatius, and the southern portion of St. Martin in the northern Windward Islands.