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- proper n. A former name for the British colonies in around the Caribbean.
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- n. the islands in the West Indies that were formerly under British control, including the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad
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Canada received as many as forty-six thousand, including several thousand Indians and blacks, the British Isles about ten thousand, the British West Indies four thousand, the Bahamas two thousand, and so on; a few settled in Central America present-day Honduras and Belize; and some loyalists of German extraction returned to the Rhine Valley.