Definition of "archipelago" [ar•chi•pel•a•go]

  • A large group of islands: the Philippine archipelago. (noun)
  • A sea, such as the Aegean, containing a large number of scattered islands. (noun)

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Use "archipelago" in a sentence
  • "This archipelago is one of our nations leading tourist attractions and you can find a lot to do in its capitol of Honolulu."
  • "Â This archipelago is one of our nations leading tourist attractions and you can find a lot to do in its capitol of Honolulu."
  • "Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity due to its location on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire - a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia."