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Spanish West Indies
also called "Las Antillas Occidentales" or simply "Las Antillas" in Spanish

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  1. the contemporary name for the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean

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  2. consisted of the present day nations of Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Trinidad, and the Bay Islands

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  3. The islands that would later become the Spanish West Indies were the focus of the voyages of Christopher Columbus in America

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  4. Largely due to the familiarity that Europeans gained from Columbus's voyages, the islands were also the first lands to be permanently colonized by Europeans in the Americas

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  5. were also the most enduring part of Spain's American Empire, only being surrendered in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War

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  6. An 18th century Map of the West Indies (Spanish territories in red)
    An 18th century Map of the West Indies (Spanish territories in red)

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