Sakhalin

geographical name Sa·kha·lin \ ˈsa-kə-ˌlēn , -lən ; ˌsä-kä-ˈlēn \
variants: or formerly Saghalien play \ˈsa-gə-ˌlēn, ˌsa-gə-ˈ\ or Japanese Karafuto play \kä-ˈrä-fə-ˌtō\

Definition of Sakhalin

island of southeastern Russia in Asia in the Sea of Okhotsk north of Hokkaido, Japan area more than 28,500 square miles (73,800 square kilometers)
Note: Sakhalin was divided between Russia and Japan during 1905–45.

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