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English definition of “archipelago”

archipelago

noun [C]  /ˌɑr·kəˈpel·əˌɡoʊ, ˌɑr·tʃə-/ (plural archipelagoes or archipelagos) us  
a group of islands, or an area of sea where there are many islands: The Hawaiian archipelago is made up of a number of large islands and some extremely small ones.
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