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"archipelago" in British English

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archipelagonoun [C]

uk   /ˌɑː.kɪˈpel.ə.ɡəʊ/  us   /ˌɑːr.kɪˈpel.ə.ɡoʊ/ (plural archipelagos or archipelagoes)
a ​group of ​smallislands or an ​area of ​sea in which there are many ​smallislands: the Hawaiian archipelago
(Definition of archipelago from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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archipelagonoun [C]

 us   /ˌɑr·kəˈpel·əˌɡoʊ, ˌɑr·tʃə-/ (plural archipelagoes or archipelagos)
a ​group of ​islands, or an ​area of ​sea where there are many ​islands: The Hawaiian archipelago is made up of a ​number of ​largeislands and some ​extremelysmallones.
(Definition of archipelago from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “archipelago”
in Spanish archipiélago…
in Vietnamese quần đảo…
in Malaysian gugusan pulau-pulau…
in Thai หมู่เกาะ…
in French archipel…
in German der Archipel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 群岛, 群岛周围的海域…
in Indonesian kepulauan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 群島, 群島周圍的海域…
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