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.
Former British possessions in the West Indies, including Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, etc.
A former name for the British colonies in around the Caribbean.
British-west-indies Sentence Examples
In 1902 the total area under cotton cultivation in the British West Indies was Soo acres.
Approximately the supplies were as follows in million lb: British West Indies.
BARBUDA, an island in the British West Indies.
On the Colonial Slave Trade and Slavery: Washington Irving, Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828), several times reprinted; Arthur Helps, Life of Las Casas (1868); Bryan Edwards, History, Civil and Commercial, of the British West Indies (1793; 5th ed.
BAHAMAS (Lucayos), an archipelago of the British West Indies.