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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

1. An island group of the western Pacific Ocean east of New Guinea. Inhabited primarily by Melanesian peoples since at least 2000 bc, these volcanic islands were first visited by European explorers in the 1560s and were divided between Germany and Great Britain in the late 1800s. Australia assumed control of the northern islands in 1920. Today the northern Solomons are part of Papua New Guinea. The southern islands are an independent country.
2. A country comprising the Solomon Islands southeast of Bougainville. European planters and missionaries began arriving in the 1800s. The islands became a British protectorate beginning in 1893. The islands became self-governing in 1976 and achieved independence in 1978. Honiara, on Guadalcanal Island, is the capital.
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Solomon Islands

pl n
(Placename) an independent state in the SW Pacific comprising an archipelago extending for almost 1450 km (900 miles) in a northwest–southeast direction: the northernmost islands of the archipelago (Buka and Bougainville) form part of Papua New Guinea; the main islands are Guadalcanal, Malaita, San Cristobal, New Georgia, Santa Isabel, and Choiseul: a member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Solomon Islands dollar. Capital: Honiara. Pop: 597 248 (2013 est). Area: 29 785 sq km (11 500 sq miles)
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Sol′omon Is′lands


n.pl.
1. an archipelago in the W Pacific Ocean, E of New Guinea; politically divided between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
2. an independent country comprising the larger, SE part of this archipelago: a former British protectorate; gained independence in 1978. 455,429; 10,954 sq. mi. (29,370 sq. km). Cap.: Honiara.
Sol′omon Is′lander, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Solomon Islands - the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British CommonwealthSolomon Islands - the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
Bougainville - the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea
Solomons, Solomon Islands - the northernmost islands are part of Papua New Guinea; the remainder form an independent state within the British Commonwealth
Honiara - national capital of Solomon Islands
2.Solomon Islands - the northernmost islands are part of Papua New GuineaSolomon Islands - the northernmost islands are part of Papua New Guinea; the remainder form an independent state within the British Commonwealth
Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
Guadalcanal - a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
Solomon Islands - the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
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Translations
Šalamounovy ostrovy
Salomonsaaret
Îles Salomon
Salomonseilanden
Salomonøyene
Wyspy Salomona
Ilhas Salomão

Solomon Islands

[ˌsɒləməmˈaɪləndz] npl
the Solomon Islands → les Salomon fpl, les îles fpl Salomon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Solomon Islands

npl the Solomon Islandsle isole Salomone
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For that most dreaded of Solomon Island scourges, dysentery, had struck Berande plantation, and he was all alone to cope with it.
The action was placed in the Solomon Islands. The action was praised by the critics and reviewers as a highly creditable effort of the imagination.
But you must be a thorough whaleman, to see these sights; and not only that, but if you wish to return to such a sight again, you must be sure and take the exact intersecting latitude and longitude of your first stand-point, else so chance-like are such observations of the hills, that your precise, previous stand-point would require a laborious re-discovery; like the Solomon islands, which still remain incognita, though once high-ruffed Mendanna trod them and old Figuera chronicled them.
Trapped he was, and helpless, and the ultimate evil of life had happened to Steward, who had evidently been swallowed up by the Nothingness which had swallowed up Meringe, the Eugenie, the Solomon Islands, the Makambo, Australia, and the Mary Turner.
They directed their course towards the Solomon Islands, and there perished, with everything, on the westerly coast of the chief island of the group, between Capes Deception and Satisfaction."
His store of money exhausted, he had shipped before the mast on the treasure-hunting schooner; and the Solomon Islands, after eight months of failure to find treasure, had witnessed the breaking up of the expedition.
The Company had plantations on the Santa Cruz Islands, hundreds of miles across the sea, and there it sent its Solomon Islands' incorrigibles.
The Immigration Act criminalized other forms of trafficking, including crimes in which the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of the trafficking victim occurred outside the Solomon Islands. The Immigration Act prescribed penalties of up to five years imprisonment, a fine of up to 45,000 Solomon Island dollars ($6,010), or both for the trafficking of adults; it prescribed a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to 90,000 Solomon Island dollars ($12,010), or both for the trafficking of children.
The Solomon Island's earthquake was the second of the day to hit the Pacific.
Canberra, June 8 -- President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has sanctioned a cash donation of US $ 50,000/- from the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to the Government and the people of the Solomon Islands as a gesture of solidarity and assistance, to support the rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction programmes underway in Solomon Island after the last month's devastating cyclone and flood water damage.
Chatting and laughing, they fold thousands of colourful brochures, enjoying that most soothing of Solomon Island pastimes, "storying'.
Notably, the Solomon Islands do not have a defense force, and the Solomon Island's government relies on the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP) force for law and order tasks.

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