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noun as in land surrounded by body of water

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Nixon said defending the two islands was “a matter of principle.”

In 1957, the islands came under repeated shelling by Mainland--or as it was then called, “Red”-- China.

During a debate, the candidates were asked about the islands.

The two islands are now tourist sites for visitors from Taiwan and mainland China.

Islands overrun by flawed people, both indigenous and imperialist.

Among the Japanese who are in the islands there are more than one thousand five hundred Christians.

In Cuba its culture commenced in 1580, and from this and the other islands large quantities were shipped to Europe.

And thou didst multiply riddles in parables: thy name went abroad to the islands far off, and thou wast beloved in thy peace.

That, in the light of present conditions, is the most important thing for the necessary maintenance and defense of these islands.

During most seasons of the year the voyage from Macazar to the islands of Panay and the Pintados, or to this island, can be made.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to islands, such as: peninsula, reef, sanctuary, bar, shelter, and retreat.

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