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The Lesser Antilles are an archipelago in the southeastern Caribbean, forming a barrier between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

These islands were the first part of the New World to be settled and colonized by Europeans. While some islands are independent nations (and among the world's smallest by land area and population), others are associated with their master countries.

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Map of Lesser Antilles

Leeward IslandsEdit

The Leeward Islands are a vestige of the colonial era. Only Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Kitts and Nevis are sovereign nations; the other islands being dependencies of other countries. Their collective name was given as they are less exposed to the trade winds.

Do not confuse with Leeward Antilles in the southern Caribbean.

Windward IslandsEdit

The Windward Islands got their name as they are more exposed to the trade winds from the east. Except French department Martinique, the islands are sovereign nations.

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