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ar·chi·pel·a·go

 (är′kə-pĕl′ə-gō′, är′chə-)
n. pl. ar·chi·pel·a·goes or ar·chi·pel·a·gos
1. A large group of islands: the Philippine archipelago.
2. A sea, such as the Aegean, containing a large number of scattered islands.

[Italian Arcipelago, the Aegean Sea, alteration (influenced by arci-, chief, archi-) of Medieval Latin Ēgēopelagus : Latin Aegaeus, Ēgēus, Aegean (from Greek Aigaios) + Latin pelagus, sea (from Greek pelagos; see plāk- in Indo-European roots).]

ar′chi·pe·lag′ic (-pə-lăj′ĭk) adj.

archipelago

(ˌɑːkɪˈpɛlɪˌɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos or -goes
1. (Physical Geography) a group of islands
2. (Physical Geography) a sea studded with islands
[C16 (meaning: the Aegean Sea): from Italian arcipelago, literally: the chief sea (perhaps originally a mistranslation of Greek Aigaion pelagos the Aegean Sea), from archi- + pelago sea, from Latin pelagus, from Greek pelagos]
archipelagic, archipelagian adj

ar•chi•pel•a•go

(ˌɑr kəˈpɛl əˌgoʊ)

n., pl. -gos, -goes.
1. a large group or chain of islands.
2. a large body of water with many islands.
3. the Archipelago, the Aegean Sea.
[1495–1505; alter. (archi- for arci-) of Italian arcipelago, alter. of Egeopelago the Aegean Sea < Greek Aigaîon pélagos]
ar`chi•pe•lag′ic (-pəˈlædʒ ɪk) ar`chi•pe•la′gi•an (-ˈleɪ dʒi ən, -dʒən) adj.

Archipelago

 the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, hence, any sea or broad sheet of water containing many islands.
Examples: archipelago of isolated communities, 1862; of the Polar Ocean, 1830.

archipelago

A large group of islands, or a sea that contains one, for example the Aegean.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archipelago - a group of many islands in a large body of waterarchipelago - a group of many islands in a large body of water
island - a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
Translations
أرْخَبيل: مَجْموعَة جُزُر مُتَقارِبَه
souostroví
øgruppe
saaristo
szigetvilág
eyjaklasi
archipelagassalynas
arhipelāgs
súostrovie
ostrvljeotočje
skärgård
adalar kümesicezzartakımada
quần đảo

archipelago

[ˌɑːkɪˈpelɪgəʊ] N (archipelagos, archipelagoes (pl)) → archipiélago m

archipelago

[ˌɑːrkiˈpɛləgəʊ] narchipel m

archipelago

n pl <-(e)s> → Archipel m; the Archipelagoder Archipel(agos); (= sea)die Ägäis

archipelago

[ˌɑːkɪˈpɛlɪgəʊ] n (archipelagos or archipelagoes (pl)) → arcipelago

archipelago

(aːkiˈpeləgəu) plural ˌarchiˈpelago(e)s noun
a group of islands.
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