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Krakatoa

Krakatau (ˌkrɑːkəˈtaʊ, ˌkrækəˈtaʊ)

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noun
a volcanic island in Indonesia, in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra: partially destroyed by its eruption in 1883, the greatest in recorded history. Further eruptions 44 years later formed a new island, Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatau")Also called: Rakata
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