West Indies

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Crescent-shaped chain of tropical and subtropical islands extending roughly 2,000 miles from near the southern tip of Florida to Venezuela's northern coast. The wave-lined West Indies—which at one time formed a volcanic mountain chain connecting North and South America—separate the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea, and are made up of three island groups: the Bahamas to the north, the Greater ...

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