Nicobar Islands

Nicobar Islands

[nik-uh-bahr]
noun
a group of islands of India in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, forming the S part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 635 sq. mi. (1645 sq. km).
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Nicobar Islands (ˈnɪkəˌbɑː)
 
pl n
a group of 19 islands in the Indian Ocean, south of the Andaman Islands, with which they form a territory of India. Area: 1645 sq km (635 sq miles)

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nicobar islands

island group, Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory, India, lying about 800 miles (1,300 km) east of Sri Lanka. The islands, along with the Andaman Islands to the north, constitute the boundary between the southeastern Bay of Bengal (west) and the Andaman Sea (east). The Nicobar group includes the islands of Car Nicobar (north), Camorta (Kamorta) and Nancowry (central group), and Great Nicobar (south)

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