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Batan Islands

[buh-tahn, bah-] /bəˈtɑn, bɑ-/
plural noun
1.
a group of islands in the N Philippines. 76 sq. mi. (197 sq. km).
Also called Batanes
[bah-tah-nes] /bɑˈtɑ nɛs/ (Show IPA)
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Batan Islands

/bəˈtɑːn/
plural noun
1.
a group of islands in the Philippines, north of Luzon. Capital: Basco. Pop: 16 467 (2000). Area: 197 sq km (76 sq miles)
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Batan Islands

chain of 14 islands in the Philippines, about 190 miles (310 km) north of Luzon in the Luzon Strait. The Bashi (north) and Balintang (south) channels separate the group from Taiwan and the Babuyan Islands.

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