Definition of Shetland Islands in English:

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Shetland Islands

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛtlənd/
(also Shetland or the Shetlands)
A group of about 100 islands off the north coast of Scotland, north-east of the Orkneys, constituting a council area of Scotland; population 21,800 (est. 2009); chief town, Lerwick. Together with the Orkney Islands the Shetland Islands became a part of Scotland in 1472, having previously been ruled by Norway and Denmark.

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