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Admiralty Islands

Syllabification: Ad·mi·ral·ty Is·lands
Pronunciation: /ˌadmərəltē ˈīləndz
 
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Definition of Admiralty Islands in English:

A group of about 40 islands in the western Pacific, part of Papua New Guinea. In 1884 the islands became a German protectorate, but after 1920 they were administered as an Australian mandate.

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