Definitions for nicobar islandsˈnɪk əˌbɑr
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Nic′o•bar Is′landsˈnɪk əˌbɑr(n.pl.)
a group of islands of India in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, forming the S part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 30,433; 635 sq. mi. (1645 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
An archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
Origin: Possibly from
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a group of picturesque islands in the Indian Ocean, S. of the Andaman Islands and midway between Ceylon and the Malay Peninsula; 14 of the 20 islands are inhabited, chiefly by indigenous Indians and Malays; after being in the hands of Denmark for upwards of 100 years, they were annexed by Britain in 1869; trade is carried on with India in cocoa-nuts, ambergris, tortoise-shell, &c.
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