[ troh-bree-ahnd, -and, -uh nd ]
/ ˈtroʊ briˌɑnd, -ˌænd, -ənd /
a group of islands north of the eastern end of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. 170 sq. mi. (440 sq. km).
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a group of coral islands in the Solomon Sea, north of the E part of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. Area: about 440 sq km (170 sq miles)
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