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Cayman Islands

A Caribbean island group south of Cuba, which came under British sovereignty in 1670. Administered from Jamaica, it joined the Federation of the West Indies in 1959, and upon its breakup ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Cayman Islands , UK ( Las Tortugas ) An Overseas Territory of the UK. The numerous turtles (in Spanish, tortuga ) gave the islands their original name, but this was changed to Cayman in 1530 because of the caimans, a type of alligator. The Spanish for alligator is caimán (possibly taken from the Carib acayuman ‘alligator’), but in fact the islands are noted for their iguanas; in Bolivia, caimán means iguana. The islands were ceded to Britain in 1670 under the terms of the Treaty of Madrid and British settlement began in 1734 . Since some of the...

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018

...Cayman Islands . A British Caribbean dependency, consisting of the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. Languages: English (official), Creole, and Spanish. Visited by Columbus in 1503 but never settled by Spain; ceded to Britain in 1670 . Colonized from Jamaica, and chose to remain a dependency when Jamaica became independent in 1962 . See caribbean english . ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... Islands British dependency in the West Indies, comprising Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac, c .325km (200mi) nw of Jamaica, in the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Georgetown. The islands were discovered by Columbus In 1503 , and ceded to Britain in the 17th century. The islanders voted against independence In 1962 . Industries: tourism, international finance, turtle and shark fishing, timber, coconuts, oil trans-shipment. Area: 264sq km (102sq mi). Pop. ( 2002 est.) 42,000. See West Indies ...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...the islands were exposed to substantial pressure from the British government to tighten their control over the financial sector. This intensified after September 11 , amidst concerns that money‐laundering through the Cayman Islands encouraged global terrorism. It has since agreed to share tax information with various European countries to help tackle tax evasion. Its performance remains under review by the European Union . The islands are susceptible to hurricanes, and in 2004 , Hurricane Ivan caused significant damage to most houses on Grand Cayman and...

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A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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2016
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Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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... Islands Basic information Land area: 260 sq. km People: Mixed ancestry 40%, black 20%, white 20%, expatriates 20%. Language: English Religion: Protestant 68%, Roman Catholic 14%, other 8% Government : Overseas territory of the UK Population (2017 estimate): 62,000 Percentage urban: 100% Population estimate for 2035: 74,000 Life expectancy at birth 2014: 83.9 (F), 78.4 (M) Capital city: George Town, 31,000 Currency: Cayman Islands dollar Major exports: financial services, turtle products GDP per head, $PPP...

Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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2012
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Social sciences
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... Islands Department of Tourism http://www.caymanislands.ky or http://www.caymanislands.co.uk Websites for this tourism...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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51 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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67 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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67 words
Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands  

A Caribbean island group south of Cuba, which came under British sovereignty in 1670. Administered from Jamaica, it joined the Federation of the West Indies in 1959, and upon its breakup became a ...
African‐Caribbean Genealogy

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Guy Grannum

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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4,002 words
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Oxford University Press

...slaves in the household. Most of these early censuses are to be found in the Colonial Office records in TNA; for example, there are censuses of heads of household for Barbados ( 1679 ), Cayman Islands ( 1802 ), and St Lucia ( 1811 ). The colonies continued taking regular censuses during the 19th and 20th centuries, and if the returns survive they will be found in the islands. Wills often named the family and noted the property of the deceased, and they and their associated inventories may also include names of slaves. Most West Indian wills and grants of...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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1,443 words
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Oxford University Press

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Greater Antilles

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Largest of three major island groups in the West Indies, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The group includes Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Cayman Islands.[...]
Antilles

Antilles  

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Collective name for the two major island groups in the West Indies archipelago, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching in an arc from Puerto Rico to the ...
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A two-letter name used as a domain name. For example, UK is the country code for the United Kingdom. Originally country codes were intended for countries, but they can now be used for geographic ...
offshore financial centres

offshore financial centres  

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Centres that provide advantageous deposit and lending rates to non-residents because of low taxation, liberal exchange controls, and low reserve requirements for banks. Some countries have made a ...
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1 A monetary unit of American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belau, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, East ...
tax haven

tax haven  

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A country or independent area that has a low rate of tax and therefore offers advantages to wealthy individuals or to companies that can arrange their affairs so that their tax liability falls at ...

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