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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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If nothing is done, tensions are likely to multiply in the relations between the two archipelagos - the Archipelago of the Rich and the Archipelago of the Poor.
When asked about Viet Nams response to Taiwan (China)s live-fire drills around Ba Binh (Itu Aba) island in Viet Nams Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, Ms.
'The aforementioned actions of China have not only seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos but also run counter to the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People's Republic of China; do not conform to the important common perceptions of the two countries' senior leaders on controlling sea-related disagreements; as well as disobey the solid development trend of bilateral relations.'
We explored 191 islands of the 42 archipelagos and concluded a reduction of the ice sheet from the last Soviet expeditions in 1957, said head of the expedition Maria Gavrilo, an ornithologist.
Company owner Mikael Krafft said the island's small cays and archipelagos are ideal for those who travel in its vessels.
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The small Pacific island nation of Kiribati has created the world's largest protected marine reserve--the 410 500-square-kilometre Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), one of the planet's last intact coral archipelagos currently threatened by over-fishing and climate change.
Such an agreement would give Canada the de facto governing authority it desires and allow the United States freedom of navigation, without setting a precedent for other international archipelagos. The agreement could be worded so that it simply extends the existing agreement without prejudice to either state.
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Vietnam demanded China immediately end illegal activities in the areas around Vietnam's Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, to respect the Southeast Asian country's sovereignty over the archipelagoes and not to carry out any activity that increases tensions and complicates the situation in the region.
This comes in response to rapidly increasing data consumption by residents and enterprise customers across the isles, especially in the archipelagos outermost stretches.