British Indian Ocean Territory
geographical name British colony in Indian Ocean comprising Chagos Archipelago & formerly Aldabra, Farquhar, & Desroches islands (returned to Seychelles 1976) area 23 square miles (60 square kilometers)

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  • British Indian Ocean Territory — Britisches Territorium im Indischen Ozean …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • British Indian Ocean Territory — British territory in the Indian Ocean, between Sri Lanka & Mauritius, consisting of the Chagos Archipelago: 23 sq mi (60 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • British Indian Ocean Territory —   [ brɪtɪʃ ɪndɪən əʊʃn terɪtərɪ], britische Kolonie, 1965 gebildet, umfasst nach der Eingliederung (1976) der Aldabra , Des Roches und Farquhar Inseln in den unabhängigen Staat der Seychellen nur noch die Chagosinseln. Nach dem Auftreten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • British Indian Ocean Territory — BIOT redirects here. For other uses, see Biot. British Indian Ocean Territory …   Wikipedia

  • British Indian Ocean Territory — a British colony in the Indian Ocean, consisting of the Chagos Archipelago. 76 sq. mi. (177 sq. km). Cap.: Diego Garcia. * * * British Indian Ocean Territory Introduction British Indian Ocean Territory Background: Established as a territory of… …   Universalium

  • British Indian Ocean Territory — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::British Indian Ocean Territory <p></p> Background: <p></p> Formerly administered as part of the British Crown Colony of Mauritius, the British Indian Ocean Territory… …   The World Factbook

  • British Indian Ocean Territory — n. archipelago in the Indian Ocean which is a British overseas territory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • British Indian Ocean Territory — noun a UK overseas territory in the middle of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Indonesia; created in 1965; currently used as a joint US/UK military base …   Wiktionary

  • British Indian Ocean Territory —  Group of 2,300 scattered islands in the Indian Ocean run as a British colony; principal island Diego Garcia …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • British Indian Ocean Territory — Brit′ish In′dian O′cean Ter ritory n. geg a British colony in the Indian Ocean, consisting of the Chagos Archipelago. 76 sq. mi. (177 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

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