Lipari Islands

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Lip·a·ri Islands

 (lĭp′ə-rē, lē′pä-) Formerly Ae·o·li·an Islands (ē-ō′lē-ən)
A group of volcanic islands of Italy off the northeast coast of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The islands have been inhabited since the Neolithic Period.
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Lipari Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of volcanic islands under Italian administration off the N coast of Sicily: remains that form a continuous record from Neolithic times. Chief town: Lipari. Pop: 10 554 (2001). Area: 114 sq km (44 sq miles). Also called: Aeolian Islands Italian name: Isole Eolie
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Lip′a•ri Is′lands

(ˈlɪp ə ri)
a group of volcanic islands N of Sicily, belonging to Italy. 10,043; 44 sq. mi. (114 sq. km).
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{102} For the reasons which enable us to identify the island of the two Sirens with the Lipari island now Salinas--the ancient Didyme, or "twin" island--see The Authoress of the Odyssey, pp.
Medieval Europe knew only the handful of active volcanoes long familiar to mariners in the Mediterranean--Italy's Vesuvius, Sicily's Etna and the peaks of Stromboli and Vulcano among the Lipari Islands. Apparently no need was felt for a generic word to describe a mountain that emitted fire.
Some time later en route from Malta to Naples, at early morning the captain broadcast telling us that a Comet airliner had crashed near Stromboli in the Lipari Islands.