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The island of Nevis upon first British settlement was referred to as "Dulcina", a name meaning "sweet one" in Spanish.Eventually the original Spanish name was restored and used in the shortened form, "Nevis".

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Throughout the process of establishing settlements on St. He is a member of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. He was a United Church of Christ pastor in Connecticut from 1978 to 1999. In 1999 he left the ministry of the United Church of Christ and became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.( function($) { // we can now rely on $ within the safety of our "bodyguard" function $(document).ready( function() { /* Accelorometer */ var scene = Element By Id('scene'); var parallax = new Parallax(scene); /* Accelorometer END */ var vid = Element By Id("animation"); function enable Autoplay() $('#fullpage').fullpage({ scroll Bar: true, scroll Horizontally: true, scroll Overflow: false, auto Scrolling:false, responsive Slides: false, fixed Elements: '.is a two-island country in the West Indies, in the Caribbean.Located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, in both area and population.

The country is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

Saint Kitts was home to the first British and French colonies in the Caribbean, and thus has also been titled "The Mother Colony of the West Indies". Nevis's pre-Columbian name was "Oualie", meaning "land of beautiful waters".

Saint Kitts was named "Liamuiga", which roughly translates as "fertile land", by the Kalinago Indians who originally inhabited the island. Christopher Columbus upon sighting what we now call Nevis in 1493 gave that island the name San Martín.

Kitts, as elsewhere in the Caribbean, the French and the English, like their predecessors, were intent on enslaving, expelling or exterminating the Kalinagos, since the latter's retention of land threatened the profitability of the European-controlled plantation economy.

To facilitate this objective, an ideological campaign was waged by colonial chroniclers, dating back to the Spanish, as they produced literature which systematically denied Kalinago humanity (a literary tradition carried through the late 17th century by such authors as Jean-Baptiste du Tertre and Pere Labat).

The current name "Nevis" is derived from a Spanish name Nuestra Señora de las Nieves. It is not known who chose this name for the island, but it is a reference to the story of a fourth-century Catholic miracle: a summertime snowfall on the Esquiline Hill in Rome.