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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Originally inhabited by Arawaks, who were wiped out by the Caribs; sighted by Columbus in 1498; Caribs were ousted by French settlers from Martinique in mid-17th century; ceded to Britain in 1783; Africans were brought here as slaves, emancipated in 1833; official language is English, though French patois is also widely spoken.

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