Chios


Chi·os

geographical name \ˈkī-ˌäs\

Definition of CHIOS

1
island E Greece in the Aegean off W coast of Turkey area 325 square miles (842 square kilometers), pop 52,691
2
city & port Greece on E coast of Chios Island
Chi·an \ˈkī-ən\ adjective or noun

Variants of CHIOS

Chi·os or ModGk Khí·os \ˈē-ˌs\

Chios

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Island, Greece. It lies 5 mi (8 km) west of Turkey, in the Aegean Sea. Of volcanic origin, it is 30 mi (48 km) long and 8–15 mi (13–24 km) wide with an area of 321 sq mi (831 sq km). It was noted in antiquity as Homer's birthplace. It was colonized by Ionians and became subject to Persia in 546 BC. Though later a member of the Delian League, it revolted several times against Athens. It prospered successively under Rome, Venice, Genoa, and the Ottoman Empire; it passed to Greece after the Balkan Wars (1912–13). The city of Chios is the principal municipality.

Variants of CHIOS

Chios or Khíos

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