Fæmne Īegland

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Rīces bedælung þāra Fæmneīegena

Þā Fæmne Īegland sind se ƿesternmestan īegena flocc þāra Hlēoƿƿeard Īega, þā sind þāra Lǣssan Antilles norþdæl. Þās īega betæcnaþ þone gemæro betƿuh þæm Caribiscan Sǣ and se Ƿestsǣ.

In þrim dælum and betƿuh tƿæm rīcum sind þās īega bedæled:

  1. Þā ēasternan īegland sind þā Bryttiscan Fæmne Īegland þā sind Bryttisc ofersǣ landscipe mid siextig īega and īgoþe þærof sind Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada þā mæstan land.
  2. Þā mǣstan īega onmiddan þisum īeghēape sind þā Geānedra Rīca Fæmne Īegland, þærof sind manig īega and onmang him sind Saint Croix, Fæmne Īegland, Sanctus Iohannes, Sanctus Tomas and Ƿæterīeg.
  3. Ofer þæm Fæmne Nearunesse licgað þā Spēoniscan Fæmne Īegland, þā sind Vieques and Culebra, þā sind Rīcehȳðe dæl, se is Americanisc landscipe.

In eallum þissum īeglandum sƿa Bryttisc sƿa Americanisc nytt man se Geānedra Rīca dāler sƿa his fēoh in hande.

Nama[adihtan | ādihtan fruman]

Christopher Columbus geaf naman þissum īeglandum and his nama þærfor ƿæs 'þā Īega of Sanctan Ursulan and þæm enfleofen þūsanda Fǣmnan, forthaem þe he afūnd þā īega on Sanctan Ursulan mǣsedæge. Þes naman scortenede man to 'þā Fæmna'.

History[adihtan | ādihtan fruman]

Ǣr oneardoden Araƿakas, Caribas, and Cermice þā Fǣmne Īega, ac nān alibbede nū. Eall þās Scrælingas steafon in þæm ylde þāra landbūnessa þurh þēoƿdōm, ādlas and ƿæl.

Spēne, Dēne and Brettas cōmon hēr and staðoledon sƿētgærs gebūrland and hider brōhtedon þēoƿ of Affrican. Nū is se micel dæl þissa īegena menn þēoƿena bearn.

In 1917 seald Denemearc þæs rīces īegland þæm Geānedum Rīcum for $25 x 106 in golde and þærbe ƿeardon þā Deniscan Fæme Īegland Geānedra Rīca Fæmne Īegland.