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Shikoku

[shee-kaw-koo] /ˈʃi kɔˌku/
noun
1.
an island in SW Japan, S of Honshu: the smallest of the main islands of Japan. 7249 sq. mi. (18,775 sq. km).
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Shikoku

/ˈʃiːkəʊˌkuː/
noun
1.
the smallest of the four main islands of Japan, separated from Honshu by the Inland Sea: forested and mountainous. Pop: 4 137 000 (2002 est). Area: 17 759 sq km (6857 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Shikoku

Japanese island, literally "four provinces," from shi "four" + koku "province."

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