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Tristan da Cunha

[ tris-tuhn duh-koo-nuh, koon-yuh ]
/ ˈtrɪs tən də ˈku nə, ˈkun yə /
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noun
a group of four volcanic islands in the S Atlantic, belonging to St. Helena. 40 sq. mi. (104 sq. km).
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Tristan da Cunha
/ (də ˈkuːnjə) /

noun
a group of four small volcanic islands in the S Atlantic, about halfway between South Africa and South America: comprises the main island of Tristan and the uninhabited islands of Gough, Inaccessible, and Nightingale; discovered in 1506 by the Portuguese admiral Tristão da Cunha; annexed to Britain in 1816; whole population of Tristan evacuated for two years after the volcanic eruption of 1961. Pop: 264 (2010 est). Area: about 100 sq km (40 sq miles)
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