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Devil's Island

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noun
  1. one of the Safety Islands, off the coast of French Guiana: former French penal colony.
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Devil's Island

noun
  1. one of the three Safety Islands, off the coast of French Guiana: formerly a leper colony, then a French penal colony from 1895 until 1938. Area: less than 2 sq km (1 sq mile)French name: Île du Diable
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