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Meaning of Kurile Islands

Ku'rile Is'lands

Pronunciation: (koor'il, koo-rēl'), [key]
  1. 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.
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