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ˌmɑr tnˈikmar·tinique

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Martiniquenoun

    an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France


  1. Martiniquenoun

    An island in the Caribbean, an overseas department of France. Official name: Department of Martinique.

  2. Etymology: Named by Christopher Columbus after Saint Martin of Tours, possibly influenced by the native name Madinima.


  1. Martinique

    Martinique ( MAR-tin-EEK, French: [maʁtinik] (listen); Martinican Creole: Matinik or Matnik; Kalinago: Madinina or Madiana) is an island which is a single territorial collectivity of the French Republic. It is also part of the European Union as an Outermost Region within the Special territories of members of the European Economic Area, but is not part of the Schengen Area and the European Union Customs Union. As part of the French (Antilles) West Indies, Martinique is located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It has a land area of 1,128 km2 (436 sq mi) and a population of 364,508 inhabitants as of January 2019. One of the Windward Islands, it is directly north of Saint Lucia, northwest of Barbados and south of Dominica. Martinique is an Outermost Region and a special territory of the European Union; the currency in use is the euro. Virtually the entire population speaks both French (the sole official language) and Martinican Creole.


  1. martinique

    Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometers. It is an overseas territorial collectivity of France, meaning it is subject to French law. The capital of Martinique is Fort-de-France. The island has a diverse culture, influenced by French, African, and Indian traditions, and its official language is French, although many people also speak Antillean Creole. Martinique is known for its tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and active volcano, Mount Pelée.


  1. Martinique

    Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 km². Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. It is directly north of St. Lucia and south of Dominica. As with the other overseas departments, Martinique is one of the twenty-seven regions of France and an integral part of the French Republic. As part of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and its currency is the Euro. Its official language is French, although many of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Martinique

    a West Indian French possession, one of the Lesser Antilles; has a much-indented precipitous coast; a mountain range in the centre is densely wooded; the plains are fertile, and produce sugar, coffee, and cotton, which with fruit are the exports; the climate is hot and not salubrious; the island has been French, with three short intervals, since 1635.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Martinique

    An island in the Lesser Antilles, one of the Windward Islands. Its capital is Fort-de-France. It was discovered by Columbus in 1502 and from its settlement in 1635 by the French it passed into and out of Dutch and British hands. It was made a French overseas department in 1946. One account of the name tells of native women on the shore calling "Madinina" as Columbus approached the island. The meaning was never discovered but was entered on early charts as Martinique, influenced by the name of St. Martin. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p734 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p339)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. martinique

    An island in the West Indies, the most northern and one of the largest of the Windward group. It was taken from the French by the British in February, 1762; restored to France at the peace of the following year; again taken March 16, 1794; restored at the peace of Amiens in 1802; and was again captured February 23, 1809. It reverted to its French masters in 1815.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of martinique in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of martinique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. John Herdman:

    We knew Martinique were going to be a challenge, particularly in transition, but I think the players stuck to the plan and were able to take away some of the things they did.

  2. Laurentiu Colintineanu:

    A 27-year-old Romanian woman tested positive for Zika. This is an isolated case ... an import one, the woman, who spent ... from late June until mid early July in Martinique, contracted the virus during her stay there.

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