Sakhalin

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geographical name Sa·kha·lin \ˈsa-kə-ˌlēn, -lən; ˌsä-kä-ˈlēn\
variants: or formerly

Saghalien

\ˈsa-gə-ˌlēn, ˌsa-gə-ˈ\play or Japanese

Karafuto

\kä-ˈrä-fə-ˌtō\play

Definition of Sakhalin

  1. 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) Sakhalin was divided between Russia and Japan during 1905–45.


SAKHALIN Defined for English Language Learners

Sakhalin

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geographical name Sa·kha·lin \ˈsa-kə-ˌlēn, -lən; ˌsä-kä-ˈlēn\

Definition of Sakhalin for English Language Learners

  • : Russian island in the Pacific Ocean


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