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Aleutian Islands

A chain of rugged volcanic islands of southwest Alaska curving about 1,850 km (1,150 mi) west from the Alaska Peninsula and separating the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean. The islands are part of the Aleutian Range, a volcanic mountain chain extending along the Alaska Peninsula to the southern coast near Anchorage.

Aleutian Islands

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(Placename) a chain of over 150 volcanic islands, extending southwestwards from the Alaska Peninsula between the N Pacific and the Bering Sea

Aleu′tian Is′lands


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an archipelago extending SW from the Alaska Peninsula: part of Alaska.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aleutian Islands - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from AlaskaAleutian Islands - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska
Aleut - a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska; "the Aleut and the Eskimo are related culturally and linguistically"
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
Translations
Islas Aleutianas
Aleuudid
Aleutitîles Aléoutiennes

Aleutian Islands

[əˈluːʃən] npl
the Aleutian Islands → les îles fpl AléoutiennesA levels [ˈeɪlɛvəlz] npl (British)baccalauréat m

Aleutian Islands

plAleuten pl

Aleutian Islands

[əˈluːʃn ˈaɪləndz] npl the Aleutian Islandsle isole fpl Aleutine
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Paul Island, one of the Pribilof Islands located in the Bering Sea approximately 250 miles north of the Aleutian Chain.
British adventurers Sarah Outen and Justine Curgenven made an epic 2,500-kilometre journey by kayak along the Aleutian chain of islands on the Alaskan peninsula.
The Tuesday report by CNN cited two American officials to say that the possible launch by Pyongyang could be for the so-called Musudan missile, which Washington believes can hit Guam and maybe Shemya Island in the outer reaches of Alaska's Aleutian chain.
Futaris' full coverage of Alaska now includes locations such as the far- reaching Aleutian chain, South-east Alaska, and north of Barrow's offshore.
Futaris full coverage of Alaska now includes locations such as the far-reaching Aleutian chain, South-east Alaska, and north of Barrow s offshore.
To get to the city, I would need to paddle 2,400 kilometres from Adak, a voyage that would take me through the Aleutian chain and along the Alaskan Peninsula.
This seasonal ferry run takes passengers to South Central Alaska or out the Aleutian Chain.
The FSSF's first operation--the invasion of Kiska in the Aleutian chain off Alaska--was portending of things to come.
It was the experience of a lifetime - fishing in the Bering Sea out on the Aleutian chain.
As used in this title, the term "Arctic" means all United States and foreign territory north of the Arctic Circle and all United States territory north and west of the boundary formed by the Porcupine, Yukon, and Kuskokwim Rivers [in Alaska]; all contiguous seas, including the Arctic Ocean and the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi Seas; and the Aleutian chain.
In the latter eighteenth century, the relentless march of the fur trade converged on the small island of Kodiak in the Aleutian chain and the Alutiiq people that lived there.
Then we headed west for a thousand miles or so along the Aleutian chain until we landed at Shemya, an island four miles long and two miles wide with a 10,000-foot runway.