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Meaning of Sakhalin

Sa•kha•lin

Pronunciation: (sak'u-lēn" Russ. su-khu-lyēn'), [key]
— n.
  1. an island of the Russian Federation in the Sea of Okhotsk, N of Japan: formerly (1905-45) divided between the Soviet Union and Japan. 685,000; 29,100 sq. mi. (75,369 sq. km). Japanese,.
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