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Leeward Islands

Line breaks: Lee|ward Is|lands
Pronunciation: /ˈliːwəd
 
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Definition of Leeward Islands in English:

Origin

Leeward with reference to the islands' situation further downwind (in terms of the prevailing south-easterly winds) than the Windward Islands.

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