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English definition of “archipelago”

archipelago

noun [C] uk   /ˌɑː.kɪˈpel.ə.ɡəʊ/ us    /ˌɑːr.kɪˈpel.ə.ɡoʊ/ (plural archipelagos or archipelagoes)
a group of small islands or an area of sea in which there are many small islands: the Hawaiian archipelagoSmall and large land masses
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