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1. (Placename) a port on the Greek island of Lesbos: Roman remains; Byzantine fortress. Pop: (municipality): 37 881 (2001). Modern Greek name: Mitilíni
2. (Placename) a former name for Lesbos
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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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Noun1.Mytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean SeaMytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Aeolia, Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
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By the boat of the ship to Mytilini, Lesbos was immediately transported a child in critical condition - a boy aged about 10 years.
ISTANBUL -- Turkey has foiled an attempt by 54 infiltrators to go from the Turkish Canakkale city to the Greek island of Mytilini (Lesbos), in the northern Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey, according to local media.
Proceedings of the 7th Pan-Hellenic Symposium of the Hellenic Geographic Society, Mytilini, pp: 444-449.
(1) Department of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain // (2) Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of Aegean, Mytilini, Greece // (3) Department of Languages and Computer Systems, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain // // //
People smugglers drop off hundreds of Syrian refugees and other illegal immigrants to the coasts of the Greek islands of Lesvos (Mytilini), Kos and others.
His family endured a terrifying crossing from Turkey in a dinghy before heading for Mytilini last week.
In Lesbos, after angry clashes between refugees and police, the mayor of the main town of Mytilini begged the government to declare a state of emergency on the island.
After four and half hours we came to Mytilini." In response to the intensification of surveillance and harsh penalties on smuggling, however, migrants and smugglers have begun to use ever riskier methods of entry.
BALIKESyR (CyHAN)- Seven migrants, allegedly of Syrian origin, drowned when their boat sank off the coast of the Greek island of Mytilini, Turkish media reported on Wednesday.
With Mytilini as its centre, it is inhabited by 1.9% of the country's population (204.108 inhabitants according to the 2001 census), thereby being the smallest region.