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Torres Strait Syllabification: Tor·res Strait
Pronunciation: /ˈtôrˌez/ /-əs/

Definition of Torres Strait in English:

A channel that separates the northern tip of Queensland, Australia, from the island of New Guinea and links the Arafura Sea and the Coral Sea.

Origin

Named after Spanish explorer Luis V. de Torres, the first European to sail along the southern coast of New Guinea 1606.

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