- Not to be confused with Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean.
The Leeward Antilles, also known as the ABC Islands, are in the southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela. All three islands are associated with the Netherlands, as part of the defunct entity The Netherlands Antilles.
- The Caribbean Islands of Venezuela are geographically part of the Leeward Antilles.
While Dutch is the administrative language of all three islands, English is widely spoken. Papiamento is a creole language, rooted in Portuguese and African languages.