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Aleutian Islands

plural noun
1.
an archipelago extending SW from the Alaska Peninsula: part of Alaska.
Also called Aleutians.
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  • I am told that we have cousins living down in the Aleutian Islands who are very aristocratic indeed.

  • It acquired the Aleutian Islands, largely in the Asiatic system.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • The Aleutian Islands and neighbouring waters is the home of the sea-otter, which is clothed with the most beautiful of all furs.

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • It is among the Aleutian Islands that these animals are chiefly taken.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • Some claim that the languages of Kadiak and the Aleutian Islands are cognate, others deny any relationship.

  • Returning, Behring discovered and named many of the Aleutian Islands and exchanged presents with the friendly natives.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The Russians compelled the natives of the Aleutian Islands to hunt sea-animals.

  • Charges of the gravest nature have been made against men of high position who spend much time in the Aleutian Islands.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The coldest day on the Alaskan coast last winter south of the Aleutian Islands was above zero.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for Aleutian Islands

Aleutian Islands

plural noun
1.
a chain of over 150 volcanic islands, extending southwestwards from the Alaska Peninsula between the N Pacific and the Bering Sea
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Aleutian Islands in Culture
Aleutian Islands [(uh-looh-shuhn)]

Chain of volcanic (see volcano) islands off western Alaska between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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