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Archipelago

(ärkĭpĕl`əgō) [Ital., from Gr.,=chief sea], ancient name of the Aegean SeaAegean Sea,
Gr. Aigaion Pelagos, Turkish Ege Denizi, arm of the Mediterranean Sea, c.400 mi (640 km) long and 200 mi (320 km) wide, off SE Europe between Greece and Turkey; Crete and Rhodes mark its southern limit.
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, later applied to the numerous islands it contains. The word now designates any cluster of islands.

archipelago

[‚är·kə′pel·ə‚gō]
(geography)
A large group of islands.
A sea that has a large group of islands within it.

archipelago

1. a group of islands
2. a sea studded with islands
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The draft of the proposed federal constitution of the Philippines prepared by the current ruling party defines the national territory as comprising the Philippine archipelago, the archipelagic waters, and all other territories over which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction.
From dealing with maritime powers such as the United States and the Soviet Union, to cooperating with other archipelagic states like Fiji and the Philippines, to dealing with close neighbours like Malaysia and Singapore, the book chronicles the twists and turns in Indonesia's fight to be finally recognized as an archipelagic state and having that recognition enshrined in UNCLOS.
120) Within the archipelagic waters and territorial sea of an archipelagic state, the archipelagic state maintains its sovereignty.
Although this approach might seem to perpetuate a certain kind of anglocentricism, in fact it reveals that much of what is regarded--and often figured itself--as "English" Literature was deeply dependent on its archipelagic context, it not always willing to acknowledge the fact.
It is an archipelagic country with more than 13,000 islands with the distance between the Eastern and Western ends equalling the distance between Doha and Lagos in Nigeria or between Doha and Paris or between Doha and Ulanbator in Mongolia.
In viewing Indonesia as an archipelagic State, Hamid reemphasizes Denys Lombard's view that the ocean can be not just a separator but a connector, and here includes the Malacca Strait, the Sunda Strait, the Java Sea, the Sea of Makassar, and the Maluku Sea (pp.
Organization is according to 12 focused themes: history, maritime zones, boundaries, freedom of navigation, archipelagic states, marine resources, marine environment, scientific research, regulation and enforcement, military activities, dispute resolution, and oceans governance.
He also mentioned that as the biggest archipelagic country on the globe with more than 17.
Indonesia, a sprawling archipelagic nation of nearly 240 million, has been plagued by transportation accidents in recent years, from plane and train crashes to ferry sinkings.
Indonesian delegates at the Rio+20 environmental summit in Brazil last month stressed the importance of a "blue economy" to help tackle climate change and conserve marine resources in the world's biggest archipelagic nation.
And Indonesia, a sprawling archipelagic nation of 240 million people with a fast-growing middle class, was considered one of the biggest potential customers.
But this does not take away from the geist of the statement, or the sentiment; Indonesia is an archipelagic nation, and it is still very much dependent on its ships.