or Ku·ril Is·lands
[koo r-il, koo-reel]
- 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.
Japanese Chi·shi·ma [chee-shee-mah] /ˈtʃi ʃiˌmɑ/.
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