Meaning of French West Indies

French' West" In'dies

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  1. the French islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, including Martinique and Guadeloupe and the five dependencies of Guadeloupe: administered as two overseas departments. 676,900; 1114 sq. mi. (2885 sq. km).
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