American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An overseas department of France comprising the islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre and smaller islands in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Inhabited by Arawaks and later by Caribs (15th century), the islands were discovered by Columbus in 1493 and colonized by the French in 1635. Basse-Terre is the capital. Population: 453,000.
- n. An island in the northeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea.
- n. An island group, including the island of Guadeloupe, constituting one of the overseas departments of France.
- n. an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
“Gilles Petit/Reuters GUADELOUPE UNREST: The French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe was on the verge of rebellion Tuesday, an official said, after stone-throwing protesters set cars and buildings ablaze.”
“Español · Guadalupe: En mayo de 2009, recuerden mayo de 1802 y mayo de 1967 2009 will definitely be a “new” year in Guadeloupe - at least judging from a pun that people used as their New Year's wish, since in Creole “new” is pronounced “nef” and “nine” is also pronounced “nef”.”
“Not just in Guadeloupe but also 34 people have died in Madagascar after violent protests in the Madagascar capital against the president.”
“The BBC report, albeit only on their Caribbean service page that the rioting, that I first reported on on 21 February, may have ended but that: Union leaders in Guadeloupe have agreed to end a 44-day-old general strike but will the scars of the unrest heal anytime soon?”
“Trouble in Guadeloupe as the Mail reports that: Britons are among thousands of tourists fleeing Guadeloupe after full scale urban warfare erupted on the French Caribbean island.”
“In January of 1979 the prime minister left for a summit in Guadeloupe, and on the news bulletins scenes from the coldest British winter in sixteen years, with the streets full of trash and the dead unburied, alternated with footage from the Caribbean of a relaxed Callaghan in open-necked shirt, working on his tan with the other colossi of the age — Jimmy Carter, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Helmut Schmidt.”
“Nevertheless, the native of Guadeloupe is an intriguing prospect because he has the size and athleticism to match up with opponents at his position.”
“He was born in Guadeloupe and wrote in French, but before him, there was nothing as fresh and clear in feeling as those poems of his childhood, that of a privileged white child on an Antillean plantation, Pour Feter une Enfance, Eloges, and later Images a Crusoe.”
“Faced with the columns of cops hastily dispatched by Paris to repress the movement, the demonstrators chant in Creole: "Guadeloupe is ours, Guadeloupe is not theirs, they shall not do what they want in our country.”
“Thousands turn out for trade unionist’s funeral in Guadeloupe”
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