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Komandorski Islands

[kom-uh n-dawr-skee, kom-] /ˈkɒm ənˈdɔr ski, ˌkɒm-/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
a group of islands in the Bering Sea, in NE Russia, E of the Kamchatka Peninsula: U.S.-Japan naval battle, 1943.
Also, Komandorskiye Islands [Russian kaw-mahn-dawr-skee-yi] /Russian kɔ mɑnˈdɔr ski yɪ/ (Show IPA).
Also called Commander Islands.
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Commander Islands

group of four islands, Kamchatka oblast (province), extreme eastern Russia. Geographically part of the Aleutian Islands, the group is situated in the southwestern part of the Bering Sea, about 110 miles (180 km) east of Kamchatka Peninsula. Both the group and its largest island are named for Commander Vitus Bering, the Russian navigator, who died there in 1741, and for whom the Bering Sea and Strait are also named

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