Okhotsk

[ oh-kotsk; Russian uh-khawtsk ]
/ oʊˈkɒtsk; Russian ʌˈxɔtsk /

noun

Sea of Okhotsk, an arm of the northern Pacific enclosed by the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kurile Islands, Sakhalin, and the Russian Federation in Asia. 582,000 square miles (1,507,380 square kilometers); greatest depth, 10,554 feet (3,217 meters).

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Origin of Okhotsk

First recorded in 1815–20; from Russian Okhótsk, equivalent to Okhot(a) the name of a river, probably from Evenki (Lamut) okat “river” + -sk, Russian noun suffix used in placenames
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British Dictionary definitions for Okhotsk

Okhotsk
/ (ˈəʊkɒtsk, Russian aˈɔxtsk) /

noun

Sea of Okhotsk part of the NW Pacific, surrounded by the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kurile Islands, Sakhalin Island, and the E coast of Siberia. Area: 1 589 840 sq km (613 838 sq miles)
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