archipelago archipelago  /ˌɑr kə ˈpɛ lə ˌɡoʊ/


  • (n) a group of many islands in a large body of water


  1. That message is being broadcast from thousands of new mosques and Islamic schools, or pesantren, now proliferating across the 17,000-island archipelago.
  2. When the Japanese ousted the Dutch in 1942, Hatta was freed because the Japanese wanted his and Sukarno's help to run the sprawling archipelago.


  1. Travel and Adventure: Vast Indonesia is a world in one country

    There's no place quite like Indonesia. The world's fourth most populous country, its 237 million citizens occupy roughly a third of the more than the 17,500 islands that comprise this archipelago nation.  
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  2. A bit of good luck: A new species of burying beetle from the Solomon Islands Archipelago

    Scientists discovered a new species of burying beetle from the Solomon Islands Archipelago. Nicrophorus efferens was discovered when one of the authors, Tonya Mousseau, decided to look through the local museum collections during a holiday in Hawaii. The lucky find is a type of burying beetle, a group of beetles famous among naturalists for their peculiar reproductive habits. The study was ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Britain rejects involvement of pope in Falklands dispute

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and a representative of the Falkland Islands on Thursday rejected the idea of Pope Francis intervening in the long-running dispute with Argentina over the islands, which Buenos Aires claims are Argentine territory. In 1982 Britain sent its armed forces to the Falklands to repel an Argentine invasion of the contested South Atlantic archipelago, which Argentina ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. "Nelson was a key advisor to me and the board of directors at NYSE," Thain said in a statement. "He played critical roles in the Euronext and Archipelago mergers and also has been instrumental in the development and execution of our...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: John Thain Source:

  2. Noordin, 41, calls himself leader of "Al-Qaeda in the Malay Archipelago", a splinter group of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terror network blamed for the Bali attacks.
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Noordin Mohammed Top Source: AFP

  3. "Refusing to leave his country to denounce better the acts of the rulers, he produced at risk of his life Cancer Ward then The Gulag Archipelago which amount to acts of resistance to oppression. His intransigence, his ideals and his long, eventful...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: ABC Online

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