Canary Islands
geographical name islands in the Atlantic off NW Africa belonging to Spain area 2796 square miles (7242 square kilometers), population 1,493,784 — see Las Palmas 1, Santa Cruz de TenerifeCanarian adjective or noun

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  • Canary Islands — Islas Canarias (Spanish)   Autonomous community   …   Wikipedia

  • CANARY ISLANDS — CANARY ISLANDS, islands belonging to Spain, off N.W. Africa. Since the Canary Islands were taken over by Spain after the Expulsion of 1492, the first Jewish immigrants to the Canary Islands were conversos from Spain and Portugal seeking refuge… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Canary Islands — [ēz′läs kä nä′rē äs] group of islands in the Atlantic, off NW Africa, forming a region of Spain: 2,808 sq mi (7,273 sq km); pop. 1,494,000: Sp. name Islas Canarias [ēz′läs kä nä′rē äs] …   English World dictionary

  • Canary Islands — Canarian, adj., n. a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 1,138,801; 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km). Also called Canaries. * * * Spanish Islas Canarias Island group and… …   Universalium

  • Canary Islands —    The Guanches, now an extinct population and an offshoot of the race of Berbers, were the native inhabitants of the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands form an archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean facing the Moroccan Atlantic coast and is an… …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

  • Canary Islands — Ca|na|ry Is|lands the Canaries the Canary Islands a group of islands near northwest Africa which belong to Spain and are popular with tourists …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Canary Islands — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Canary Islands Country and Admin Code ES.53 ES …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • CANARY ISLANDS —    (288), a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic, off the NW. African coast, belonging to Spain, with rocky coasts, and wild, picturesque scenery; on the lower levels the climate is delightful, and sugar, bananas, and dates grow; farther… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Canary Islands — group of islands in the Atlantic ocean near the northwest coast of Africa …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Canary Islands — Canar′y Is′lands n. pl. geg a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 1,614,882; 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km) Spanish, Islas Canarias Ca•nar′i•an ,adj.n …   From formal English to slang

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