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Dutch West Indies

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Dutch West Indies

pl n
(Placename) the Dutch West Indies a former name of the Netherlands Antilles
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Neth′erlands Antil′les


n.pl.
a Netherlands overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea, N and NE of Venezuela: includes the islands of Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, and St. Eustatius, and the S part of St. Martin. 188,501; 308 sq. mi. (800 sq. km). Cap.: Willemstad. Formerly, Curaçao.
Neth′erlands Antil′lean, adj., n.
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The Dutch West Indies style of the home draws its character from the old world Dutch style which was adapted to the climate available materials and other conditions found by Dutch settlers in the Caribbean on islands such as Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao.
The airline's destinations included French Guyana and the Dutch West Indies. Its license also entitled it to operate flights to the European continent, however.
Those who had settled in the Dutch West Indies were expelled again in the 1650s.
(14) The segregation of leprosy patients in the Dutch West Indies, including Surinam, was maintained throughout the 19th century, notwithstanding the fact that in Europe until the 1880s the anti-contagionists had the upper hand in the debate and strongly opposed the use of quarantines and isolation.
The Dutch West Indies Company treated Native Americans "as a resource," Collegiate said in a statement, and "we were the conscience of this company."