Barbadoes one of the Windward group of the West India Islands, which in 1850 had a population of 125,864 inhabitants, seven eighths of whom are blacks. It is the see of a bishop of the Church of England, whose diocese comprises all the British Windward Islands, and had, in 1859, 88 clergymen, including two archdeacons. There are many well-endowed public schools, among which Codrington College has a revenue of £3000 a year (Clergy List for 1860, Lond. 1860, 8vo). SEE WEST INDIES.