[ gwahd-l-kuh-nal ]
/ ˌgwɑd l kəˈnæl /
the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W central Pacific: U.S. victory over the Japanese 1942–43. About 2,500 sq. mi. (6,475 sq. km).
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/ (ˌɡwɑːdəlkəˈnæl, Spanish ɡwaðalkaˈnal) /
a mountainous island in the SW Pacific, the largest of the Solomon Islands: under British protection until 1978; occupied by the Japanese (1942–43). Pop: 109 382 (1999). Area: 6475 sq km (2500 sq miles)
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