London has controlled the islands, about 300 miles off the Argentine coast, since 1833.
Saint Barthélemy, my annual winter respite, is my favorite of the Caribbean islands.
In theory, the islands were part of the land given to Argentina by Spain upon independence in 1816.
The Maldives, a chain of 1,200 islands, is slowly sinking into the Indian Ocean.
For Future islands, a trio of indie rock journeymen from North Carolina, it was a potential game changer.
Other species of figs are grown upon these islands, but none equal to this.
Of course if the islands were the Indies, the people must be Indians.
The cities of the main land were compelled to acknowledge the supremacy of the Persian conqueror; but not the islands.
The second of the West India islands to construct a railroad was Jamaica.
The soil on the banks of the Yukon and that of the islands probably never thaws far below the surface.
1590s, earlier yland (c.1300), from Old English igland "island," from ieg "island" (from Proto-Germanic *aujo "thing on the water," from PIE *akwa- "water;" see aqua-) + land "land." Spelling modified 15c. by association with similar but unrelated isle. An Old English cognate was ealand "river-land, watered place, meadow by a river." In place names, Old English ieg is often used of "slightly raised dry ground offering settlement sites in areas surrounded by marsh or subject to flooding" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]. Related: Islander.
island is·land (ī'lənd)
An isolated tissue or group of cells that is separated from the surrounding tissues by a groove or is marked by a difference in structure or function.
(Heb. 'i, "dry land," as opposed to water) occurs in its usual signification (Isa. 42:4, 10, 12, 15, comp. Jer. 47:4), but more frequently simply denotes a maritime region or sea-coast (Isa. 20:6, R.V.," coastland;" 23:2, 6; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6, 7). (See CHITTIM.) The shores of the Mediterranean are called the "islands of the sea" (Isa. 11:11), or the "isles of the Gentiles" (Gen. 10:5), and sometimes simply "isles" (Ps. 72:10); Ezek. 26:15, 18; 27:3, 35; Dan. 11:18).