Dodecanese

geographical name
Do·​de·​ca·​nese | \ dō-ˈde-kə-ˌnēz How to pronounce Dodecanese (audio) , -ˌnēs; ˌdō-di-kə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs \

Definition of Dodecanese

islands of Greece in the southeastern Aegean Sea comprising the Southern Sporades south of Ikaria and Samos; belonged to Italy 1923–47 area 486 square miles (1264 square kilometers), population 162,439 — see rhodes sense 1

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Dodecanesian \ (ˌ)dō-​ˌde-​kə-​ˈnē-​zhən How to pronounce Dodecanesian (audio) , ˌdō-​di-​kə-​ , -​shən \ adjective or noun

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“Dodecanese.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dodecanese. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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