Orkney Islands


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Ork·ney Islands

 (ôrk′nē)
An archipelago comprising about 70 islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea off the northeast coast of Scotland. Originally settled by Picts, the islands were a Norse dependency after 875 and became part of Scotland in 1472.

Ork′ney Is′lands

(ˈɔrk ni)
n.pl.
an island group off the NE tip of Scotland. 19,338; 340 sq. mi. (880 sq. km).
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Noun1.Orkney Islands - an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of ScotlandOrkney Islands - an archipelago of about 70 islands in the North Atlantic and North Sea off the northeastern coast of Scotland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
North Sea - an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970
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Orkney Islands

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