The term Anglophone Caribbean is used to refer to the independent English-speaking countries of the Caribbean region. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting Upon a country's full independence from the United Kingdom, Anglophone Caribbean traditionally becomes the preferred sub-regional term as a replacement to British West Indies. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The term British West Indies refers to territories in and around the Caribbean which were at one time colonised by the United Kingdom.
The independent island-nations that are considered as Anglophone Caribbean include:
Depending on personal point of view, Anglophone Caribbean may sometimes also refer to the independent English-speaking countries considered regionally as the "Mainland Caribbean". Independence is the Self-government of a Nation, Country, or State by its residents and population or some portion thereof generally exercising Antigua and Barbuda ( Spanish for "Ancient" and "Bearded" is an Island nation located on the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an independent sovereign English -speaking country consisting of two thousand Cays and Barbados ( Portuguese word for bearded-ones, bɑrˈbeɪdoʊz -dɒs situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent Island nation The Commonwealth of Dominica, commonly known as Dominica, is an Island nation in the Caribbean Sea. Antillean Creole is a French -lexified Creole language spoken primarily in the Lesser Antilles. Grenada (grɪˈneɪdə is an Island nation that includes the southern Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis) located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island Saint Lucia (ˌseɪnt ˈluːʃɪə is an Island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Antillean Creole is a French -lexified Creole language spoken primarily in the Lesser Antilles. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean Sea. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States These include:
Sometimes, it also includes the current British territories, however they are usually just referred to as the "British West Indies," and they include:
The Anglophone Caribbean can sometimes include the U.S. Virgin Islands. The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories that are under the Sovereignty of the United Kingdom, but which do not form part of the United Kingdom Anguilla (English pronunciation ang-GWILL-ah, æŋˈɡwɪlə is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, one of the most northerly of the Leeward The British Virgin Islands ( BVI) is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory located in the western Caribbean Sea, comprising the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac Montserrat (ˌmɒntsəˈræt is British overseas territory located in the Leeward Islands, part of the chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles The Turks and Caicos Islands ( TCI) (ˈtɜːks ænd ˈkeɪkəs are a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies The United States Virgin Islands is a group of Islands in the Caribbean that are an Insular area of the United States. The U. S. Virgin Islands are often excluded from the term "Anglophone Caribbean" due to their lack of a British colonial heritage.
The Anglophone Caribbean makes up a composite cricket team that successfully competes in test matches and one-day internationals. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries The West Indies cricket team also includes the South American nation of Guyana, as another former British colony. The West Indian cricket team, also known colloquially as The Windies or The West Indies, is a multi-national Cricket team representing South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Guyana (ɡaɪˈænə or /ɡiːˈɑːnə/ officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and previously known as British Guiana, is the only Nation state The British Empire was the largest empire in history and for over a century was the foremost global power.