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Sakhalin

[ sak-uh-lin, -leen; Russian suh-khuh-lyeen ]
/ ˈsæk əˌlɪn, -ˌlin; Russian sə xʌˈlyin /
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noun
the largest island of the Russian Federation and the northernmost component of the Japanese archipelago: divided between Russia and Japan in 1905, the southern half (Southern Sakhalin ) becoming the Japanese prefecture of Karafuto until its restoration to Russia after World War II. 28,000 square miles (72,520 square kilometers).
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Origin of Sakhalin

First recorded in 1860–65; from Russian Sakhalín, from Manchu Sahaliyan (ula angga hada) “(Island at the mouth of the) Black (river)”
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British Dictionary definitions for Sakhalin

Sakhalin

Saghalien

/ (Russian səxaˈlin) /

noun
an island in the Sea of Okhotsk, off the SE coast of Russia north of Japan: fishing, forestry, and mineral resources (coal and petroleum). Capital: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Pop: 546 500 (2002). Area: 76 000 sq km (29 300 sq miles)Japanese name (1905–24): Karafuto
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