Definition of Canary Islands in English:

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Canary Islands

Pronunciation: /kəˈnerē ˌīləndz/
(also the Canaries)
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).


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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Syllabification: Ca·nar·y Is·lands

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