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Sporades

[spawr-uh-deez; Greek spaw-rah-th es] /ˈspɔr əˌdiz; Greek spɔˈrɑ ðɛs/
plural noun
1.
two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other (Southern Sporades) including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor.
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Sporades

/ˈspɒrəˌdiːz/
plural noun
1.
two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades, lying northeast of Euboea, and the Southern Sporades, which include the Dodecanese and lie off the SW coast of Turkey
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