Hokkaido

Hokkaido

[hawk-kahy-daw; English ho-kahy-doh]
noun
a large island in N Japan. 30,303 sq. mi. (78,485 sq. km).
Formerly Yezo.
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Hokkaido (hɒˈkaɪdəʊ)
 
n
the second largest and northernmost of the four main islands of Japan, separated from Honshu by the Tsugaru Strait and from the island of Sakhalin, Russia, by La Pérouse Strait: constitutes an autonomous administrative division. Capital: Sapporo. Pop: 5 670 000 (2002 est). Area: 78 508 sq km (30 312 sq miles)

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