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Kurile Islands

or Ku·ril Is·lands

[ koor-il, koo-reel ]
/ ˈkʊər ɪl, kʊˈril /
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plural noun
a chain of small islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending from N Japan to the S tip of Kamchatka: renounced by Japan in 1945; under Russian administration.
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