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Related to Melville Island: Banks Island
1. An island of northern Australia in the Timor Sea.
2. An island of northern Canada, in the western Queen Elizabeth Islands north of Victoria Island.
1. (Placename) a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, north of Victoria Island: in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Area: 41 865 sq km (16 164 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an island in the Arafura Sea, off the N central coast of Australia, separated from the mainland by Clarence Strait. Area: 6216 sq km (2400 sq miles)
an island in the Arctic Ocean, N of Victoria Island, belonging to Canada. 16,141 sq. mi. (41,805 sq. km).