[sak-uh-leen; Russian suh-khuh-lyeen]
- an island of the Russian Federation in the Sea of Okhotsk, N of Japan: formerly (1905-45) divided between the Soviet Union and Japan. 29,100 sq. mi. (75,369 sq. km).
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The Distler goldmine was not on Sakhalin Island—it was right in the middle of Siberia.
According to family lore, the Distlers owned a goldmine on Sakhalin Island.
There can be no doubt that the first explorers of Sakhalin were Japanese.
To these must now be added the recently ceded southern half of the Island of Sakhalin.
For Sakhalin by sentence, but as a matter of fact for neither, as far as I can see.The Angel of the Revolution
Immediately after reaching the mouth of the Amur the same instinct had led them to begin the colonization of Sakhalin.
The coastline of the fourteen larger islands and archipelagoes, again excepting Sakhalin, stretches to a length of 13,500 miles.
- an island in the Sea of Okhotsk, off the SE coast of Russia north of Japan: fishing, forestry, and mineral resources (coal and petroleum). Capital: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Pop: 546 500 (2002). Area: 76 000 sq km (29 300 sq miles)Japanese name (1905–24): Karafuto
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