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Kurile Islands

or Kuril Islands

[koo r-il, koo-reel] /ˈkʊər ɪl, kʊˈril/
plural noun
a chain of small islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending from N Japan to the S tip of Kamchatka: renounced by Japan in 1945; under Russian administration.
Japanese Chishima
[chee-shee-mah] /ˈtʃi ʃiˌmɑ/ (Show IPA)
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Kuril Islands

plural noun
a chain of 56 volcanic islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending for 1200 km (750 miles) from the S tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula to NE Hokkaido. Area: 14 990 sq km (6020 sq miles) Japanese name Chishima
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