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Archipelago

Archipelago (ärkĭpĕlˈəgō) [Ital., from Gr.,=chief sea], ancient name of the Aegean Sea, later applied to the numerous islands it contains. The word now designates any cluster of islands.
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archipelago

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

1. a group of islands
2. a sea studded with islands
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(9) Varios de estos esfuerzos han sido liderados por Marcia Dittmann y Oakley Forbes (participante del movimiento AMEN-SD: Archipielago Movement for Ethnic Native Self Determination), quienes han investigado y escrito concienzudamente sobre el creole en la isla.
A fines de la decada del 80, se realizo un inventario de la ictiofauna en los arrecifes y manglares del Archipielago Sabana-Camaguey (Claro y Garcia-Arteaga 1993, 1994).
Lo que se presenta a continuacion surge de los resultados de un proyecto de investigacion donde se estudio la movilidad cotidiana de los habitantes del archipielago de Chiloe y sus islas.