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Robben Island

Line breaks: Rob¦ben Is¦land
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒb(ə)n
 
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Definition of Robben Island in English:

A small island off the coast of South Africa, near Cape Town. It is the site of the former prison used for the detention of political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela.

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