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Co·cos Islands(kō′kōs) also Kee·ling Islands (kē′lĭng)
An island group in the eastern Indian Ocean southwest of Sumatra. Discovered in 1609, the islands were settled by the British in 1826 and are today administered by Australia.
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Cocos Islands(ˈkəʊkɒs; ˈkəʊkəs)
(Placename) a group of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Java: a Territory of Australia since 1955. Pop: 596 (2010). Area: 13 sq km (5 sq miles). Also called: Keeling Islands
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Co′cos Is′lands(ˈkoʊ koʊs)
a group of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, SW of Java, administered by Australia. 609; 5.5 sq. mi. (14 sq. km). Also called Keeling Islands.
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