British-west-indies meaning

A historic term for the British island colonies in the West Indies. Most of the islands gained their independence in the late 20th century; a few, such as the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands, remain British territories.
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Former British possessions in the West Indies, including Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, etc.
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A former name for the British colonies in around the Caribbean.
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