Sakhalin

geographical name
Sa·​kha·​lin | \ ˈsa-kə-ˌlēn How to pronounce Sakhalin (audio) , -lən; ˌsä-kä-ˈlēn \
variants: or formerly Saghalien \ ˈsa-​gə-​ˌlēn How to pronounce Sakhalin (audio) , ˌsa-​gə-​ˈlēn \ or Japanese Karafuto \ kä-​ˈrä-​fə-​ˌtō How to pronounce Sakhalin (audio) \

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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“Sakhalin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sakhalin. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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