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Ku′rileˈkʊər ɪl, kʊˈril(n.pl.)

(or Ku′ril ) Is′lands

  1. a chain of small islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending from N Japan to the S tip of Kamchatka: renounced by Japan in 1945; under Russian administration.

    Category: Geography (places)

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kurile Islands

    a chain of 26 islands, being a continuation of the peninsula of Kamchatka, enclosing the sea of Okhotsk; very sparsely inhabited.

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