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desert island

noun [C]
 
 
a tropical island where no one lives, far from any other placesSmall and large land masses
Translations of “desert island”
in Korean 무인도…
in Arabic جَزيْرة مُقْفِرة…
in Portuguese ilha deserta…
in Catalan illa deserta…
in Japanese 無人島…
in Italian isola deserta…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指熱帶地區的)荒島…
in Russian необитаемый остров…
in Turkish ıssız ada…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指热带地区的)荒岛…
in Polish bezludna wyspa…
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