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Dodecanese

[doh-dek-uh-nees, -neez, doh-dek-uh-]
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noun
  1. a group of 12 Greek islands in the Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: belonged to Italy 1911–45. 1035 sq. mi. (2680 sq. km).
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Dodecanese

pl n
  1. a group of islands in the SE Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece: part of the Southern Sporades. Capital: Rhodes. Pop: 190 071 (2001). Area: 2663 sq km (1028 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Dhodhekánisos
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