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Krakatoa

Syllabification: Kra·ka·toa
Pronunciation: /ˌkrakəˈtōə, ˌkräk-
 
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Definition of Krakatoa in English:

A small volcanic island in Indonesia that lies between Java and Sumatra. It was the scene of a great eruption in 1883 that destroyed most of the island.

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