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Archipelago

(Encyclopedia) Archipelago rk?p?l?g? [Ital., from Gr.,=chief sea], ancient name of the Aegean Sea, later applied to the numerous islands it contains. The word now designates any cluster of islands.

Zhoushan Archipelago

(Encyclopedia) Zhoushan Archipelago j?-shn, NE Zhejiang prov., China, in the East China Sea, at the entrance to Hangzhou Bay. It includes the main island of Zhoushan and about 100 lesser islands;?

Louisiade Archipelago

(Encyclopedia) Louisiade Archipelago lo?o??z??d, ?d, SW Pacific, part of Papua New Guinea. The archipelago comprises c.10 volcanic islands and numerous coral reefs. The major islands are Tagula (?