Hokkaido

[ hawk-kahy-daw; English ho-kahy-doh ]
/ ˈhɔk kaɪˈdɔ; English hɒˈkaɪ doʊ /
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noun

a large island in N Japan. 30,303 sq. mi. (78,485 sq. km).

Formerly Yezo.

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Hokkaido

/ (hɒˈkaɪdəʊ) /

noun

the second largest and northernmost of the four main islands of Japan, separated from Honshu by the Tsugaru Strait and from the island of Sakhalin, Russia, by La Pérouse Strait: constitutes an autonomous administrative division. Capital: Sapporo. Pop: 5 670 000 (2002 est). Area: 78 508 sq km (30 312 sq miles)
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