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Kurile Islands

[koo r-il, koo-reel] /ˈkʊər ɪl, kʊˈril/
noun
1.
a chain of small islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending from N Japan to the S tip of Kamchatka: renounced by Japan in 1945; under Russian administration.
Also, Kuril Islands.
Japanese Chishima.
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Kuril Islands

/kʊˈriːl/
plural noun
1.
a chain of 56 volcanic islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending for 1200 km (750 miles) from the S tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula to NE Hokkaido. Area: 14 990 sq km (6020 sq miles) Japanese name Chishima
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