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Q: Is the Caribbean the same islands as the West Indies?
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Is the Caribbean the same place as the West Indies?

Yes, the West Indies are many Islands in the Carribean Sea.

Is Haiti part of west indies?

No. There are the United States Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. They are located in the Caribbean, and could be considered a part of the West Indies geographically. But, there is a slight difference that is difficult to explain. Caribbean people migrate among the islands a lot. So, West Indian culture is very much a part of the USVI and the BVI. However, BVI and USVI culture is not necessarily West Indian culture. They were also never a part of the 'now dissolved' federation of the West Indies, which West Indians tend to think of when they refer to the W.I. Your question is like asking if Puerto Rico is a part of the West Indies. It is and it isn't. Semantics basically. But, no. The Virgin Islands are not a part of the West Indies as West Indians understand things. You ask a St. Thomian where they're from they tell you the VI. You ask a Jamaican, Antiguan, or Trinidadian, and the same question and they'll tell you the West Indies.

What are cyclones called in west Indies?

Violent tropical storms in the western Pacific Ocean are called Typhoons. The same type of storm in the West Indies and Caribbean Sea are called hurricanes.

What money do they use in the west indies?

The West Indies are a group of islands, most of which are separate independent countries. In most cases each island country has its own currency, there is no one currency. Not true there are 10 islands that use the same currency, the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad all have their own currency. Puerto Rico, USVI use US dollars. The BVI use US dollars and British Pounds.

Why are the Caribbean islands often referred to as the west Indies?

The direction refers to the direction that one must travel FROM EUROPE to arrive. You must go west to the West Indies and east to the East Indies. Before Columbus' discovery he was trying to find a route to India and/or the East Indies. At the time of his discovery trade for Far East items like silk and spices involved several steps from source to destination making the products very expensive and very slow to obtain. Had Columbus been successful the Europeans could have gone directly to the source, purchased precisely what they wanted, without a markup for any intermediary, and returned home with product in a relatively short period of time. A direct ocean route around Africa to the East indies was found by Vasco de Gama for the Portuguese in 1498.

Give an account of the winds and currents in the north Atlantic and Caribbean and show how they have been important in the West Indies?

they went the same direction as the wind so the boat could if the winds went west, they went west.

What are the names of the islands in the western Caribbean sea?

These are the main islands. Click the related link below to see all the sub-islands of these main ones. Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Guadeloupe Haiti Jamaica Martinique Montserrat Netherlands Antilles Puerto Rico Saint Barthélemy Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (France) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caicos Islands United States of America United States Virgin Islands

Is Guyana classified as the west inides?

Yes, It is. We share the same common culture as West Indies.

Are the Cayman Islands and Japan in the same ocean?

No. The Cayman Islands are in the Caribbean Sea and Japan is in the Pacific Ocean.

Where is the Chutney-Soca style of music most popular?

Chutney-Soca music originated in Trinidad and Tobago, an island in the West Indies. The style is popular in the same region because it combines Indian and Caribbean style.

Is French West Indies the same as French Polynesia?

No. They are completely different places.

What two countries in the west indies share the same island?

dominican republic and haiti