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the mainland

noun [S] uk   /ˈmeɪn.lænd/ us  
the main part of a country or continent, not including the islands around it: He lives on an island off Scotland, but travels to the mainland once a month.
mainland
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
mainland Europe
Translations of “the mainland”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大陸, 本土…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大陆, 本土…
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