Definition of Cocos Islands in English:

Share this entry

Cocos Islands

Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊkəs/
A group of twenty-seven small coral islands in the Indian Ocean, administered as an external territory of Australia since 1955; population 600 (est. 2009). The islands were discovered in 1609 by Captain William Keeling of the East India Company. Also called Keeling Islands.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Cocos Is|lands

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.