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Sakhalin

Line breaks: Sakh|alin
Pronunciation: /ˌsakəˈliːn
 
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Definition of Sakhalin in English:

A large Russian island in the Sea of Okhotsk, situated off the coast of eastern Russia and separated from it by the Tartar Strait; capital, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. From 1905 to 1946 it was divided into the northern part, held by Russia, and the southern part (Karafuto), occupied by Japan.

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