Definition of Jan Mayen in English:

Jan Mayen

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Pronunciation: /jan ˈmʌɪən
 
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A barren and virtually uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, annexed by Norway in 1929.

Origin

named after Jan May, the Dutch sea captain who claimed the island for his company and his country in 1614.

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