Dodecanese(redirected from Italian Dodecanese)
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An island group of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Crete. The name means "12 islands," although there are also several islets. The islands were held by Turkey from 1522 until 1912.
(Placename) a group of islands in the SE Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece: part of the Southern Sporades. Capital: Rhodes. Pop: 190 071 (2001). Area: 2663 sq km (1028 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Dhodhekánisos
Do•dec•a•nese(doʊˌdɛk əˈnis, -ˈniz, ˌdoʊ dɛk ə-)
a group of 12 Greek islands in the Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: belonged to Italy 1911–45. 145,071; 1035 sq. mi. (2680 sq. km).
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