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Definition

Archipelago: a cluster of islands within the same body of water, frequently formed by volcanic activity. The islands are considered part of a larger land mass. You can find archipelago examples in open sea, or close to large land masses.

Hawaiian Translation: Pae Moku


Example

Hawaiian archipelago

The Hawaiian Islands form an archipelago that extends over a vast area of the North Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is made up of 132 islands, atolls, reefs, shallow banks, shoals, and seamounts stretching 1,523 miles (2,451 km) from the island of Hawai’i in the southeast to Kure Atoll in the northwest.


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