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Heligoland

[ hel-i-goh-land ]
/ ˈhɛl ɪ goʊˌlænd /
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noun

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Heligoland
/ (ˈhɛlɪɡəʊˌlænd) /

noun

a small island in the North Sea, one of the North Frisian Islands, separated from the coast of NW Germany by the Heligoland Bight : administratively part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein: a large island in early medieval times, now eroded to an area of about 150 hectares (380 acres); ceded by Britain to Germany in 1890 in exchange for ZanzibarGerman name: Helgoland
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