Kurile Islands
geographical name see Kuril Islands

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  • Kurile Islands — /koor il, koo reel / 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. Also, Kuril Islands. Japanese, Chishima. * * * …   Universalium

  • Kurile Islands — /koor il, koo reel / 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. Also, Kuril Islands. Japanese, Chishima …   Useful english dictionary

  • KURILE ISLANDS —    a chain of 26 islands, being a continuation of the peninsula of Kamchatka, enclosing the sea of Okhotsk; very sparsely inhabited …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Kurile Islands — group of islands between Kamchatka and Japan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kurile Islands — Ku′rile (or Ku′ril) Is′lands [[t]ˈkʊər ɪl, kʊˈril[/t]] n. pl. geg 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 …   From formal English to slang

  • Kurile Islands —  Island chain between Russia and Japan …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Kurile Lake — Infobox lake lake name = Kurile Lake image lake = caption lake = image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Kamchatka Peninsula coords = coord|51.45|N|157.12|E|type:waterbody region:RU|display=inline,title type = crater lake inflow =… …   Wikipedia

  • Kuril Islands dispute — Coordinates: 44°6′N 146°42′E / 44.1°N 146.7°E / 44.1; 146.7 …   Wikipedia

  • Kuril Islands — or Kurile Islands [ko͞o′ril, ko͞o rēl′] chain of islands belonging to Russia, between N Hokkaido, Japan, and Kamchatka Peninsula: formerly Japanese (1875 1945): c. 6,000 sq mi (15,540 sq km) * * * Archipelago, eastern Russia. It extends for 750… …   Universalium

  • Kuril Islands — /kuˌril ˈaɪləndz/ (say kooh.reel uyluhndz) plural noun a chain of small islands off the north eastern coast of Asia, extending from northern Japan to the southern tip of Kamchatka; under Russian administration; some of the islands claimed by… …   Australian English dictionary

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