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Canary Islands

Syllabification: Ca·nar·y Is·lands
Pronunciation: /kəˈnerē ˌīləndz
 
/
(also the Canaries)

Definition of Canary Islands in English:

A group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwestern coast of Africa, that forms an autonomous region of Spain; capital, Las Palmas; population 2,098,593 (2009).

Origin

from French Canarie, via Spanish from Latin Canaria (insula) '(island) of dogs', from canis 'dog', one of the islands being noted in Roman times for large dogs.

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