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Andaman Islands

plural noun
1.
a group of islands of India in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, W of the Malay Peninsula, part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 2508 sq. mi. (6496 sq. km).
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  • On the Andaman Islands there is no sex taboo for the unmarried and they use license.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • I may want to go to Timbuctoo, or to Andaman Islands or something.

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • The Mincopies of the Andaman Islands are among the most interesting of the negritos.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard
  • Is a native of the Andaman Islands the superior of Socrates?

    Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen
  • The Andaman Islands and the Seychelles are its westernmost limits.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • When I was (p. 160) in the Andaman Islands, my system never failed.

    One-Act Plays Various
  • According to the latest estimates, the total population of the Andaman Islands does not exceed 2000 individuals.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • A convict in the Andaman Islands tried the same game, but he could not escape my system!

    Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory
  • The natives of the Andaman Islands are among the lowest types of humanity known.

British Dictionary definitions for Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands

plural noun
1.
a group of islands in the E Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Area: 6408 sq km (2474 sq miles). Pop: 314 804 (2001)
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