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Pelagian islands

plural noun
a group of Italian islands (Lampedusa, Linosa, and Lampione) in the Mediterranean, between Tunisia and Malta. Pop: 6066 (2004 est). Area: about 27 sq km (11 sq miles) Italian name Isole Pelagie (ˈiːzole peˈladʒe)


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