Definition of Kuril Islands in English:

Kuril Islands

(also Kurile Islands, the Kurils)

Pronunciation /ˌk(y)o͞orəl ˈīləndz/ /ˌk(j)urəl ˈaɪləndz/

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proper noun

  • A chain of 56 islands between the Sea of Okhotsk and the North Pacific Ocean, stretching from the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula to the northeastern corner of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. They are the subject of dispute between Russia and Japan.