The British West Indies
were those islands in the Caribbean
that were or are British colonies
Most are now independent states, after an attempt at a West Indies Federation
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
A few reverted to being British colonies Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands.