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Novaya Zemlya

[noh-vuh-yuh zem-lee-ah; Russian naw-vuh-yuh zyim-lyah] /ˈnoʊ və yə ˌzɛm liˈɑ; Russian ˈnɔ və yə zyɪmˈlyɑ/
noun
1.
two large islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of and belonging to the Russian Federation. 35,000 sq. mi. (90,650 sq. km).
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Novaya Zemlya

/Russian ˈnɔvəjə zɪmˈlja/
noun
1.
an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, off the NE coast of Russia: consists of two large islands and many islets. Area: about 81 279 sq km (31 382 sq miles)
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archipelago in northwestern Russia, lying in the Arctic Ocean and separating the Barents and Kara seas

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