an island group in Indonesia, southwest of New Guinea. 3,306 sq. mi. (8,565 sq. km).
- Sometimes Ar·ru Is·lands .
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How to use Aru Islands in a sentence
The great emerald bird, so far as yet known, is only found in the Aru Islands.
I have not yet seen your paper on the distribution of animals in the Aru Islands.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II) | Charles Darwin
My expedition to the Aru Islands had been eminently successful.The Malay Archipelago | Alfred Russell Wallace
Thus M. brunii, which is of interest as the first Kangaroo seen by a European, is a native of the Aru Islands.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
Instead of being far better than the Aru Islands, it was in almost everything much worse.The Malay Archipelago | Alfred Russell Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for Aru Islands
a group of islands in Indonesia, in the SW Moluccas. Area: about 8500 sq km (3300 sq miles)
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