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(Placename) transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Mytilene1
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or Mit•i•li•ni

(ˌmɪt lˈi ni, ˌmit-)

1. the capital of the Greek island Lesbos. 24,115.
2. Lesbos.
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The mother and her six-year-old daughter had travelled to the UK from Mitilini on the Greek island of Lesbos.
120 migrants from two boats were boarded and transported Mitilini, Lesbos, the press center of the Ministry of Interior announced.
University of the Aegean, Sociology Department, University Hill, EL-81100 Mitilini, Greece
The other eleven airports are located on the Greek islands of Corfu/Kerkyra (CFU), Crete/Chania (CHQ), Kefalonia (EFL), Kos (KGS), Mitilini (MJT), Mykonos (JMK), Rhodes (RHO), Samos (KGS), Santorini (JTR), Skiathos (JSI) and Zakynthos (ZTH).
Eleven others are on Greek islands, including Crete, Corfu, Kefalonia, Kos, Mitilini, Kykonos, Rhodes (pictured at top), Samos, Santorini, Skiathos and Zakynthos.