West Indies (disambiguation)

West Indies (disambiguation)

The West Indies includes the islands bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Historically, the term "West India" was sometimes used to mean all these islands as well.

It is often divided up by association with European countries:

  • British West Indies
  • Dutch West Indies
  • French West Indies
  • Spanish West Indies
  • Danish West Indies

It may further refer to

  • Dutch West India Company, a chartered company of Dutch merchants, founded in 1621
  • West Indies cricket team
  • West Indies Federation, a short-lived federation of former British colonies in the Caribbean
  • West India

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