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Solomon Islands   /sˈɑləmən ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Solomon Islands

noun
1.
The southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth.
2.
The northernmost islands are part of Papua New Guinea; the remainder form an independent state within the British Commonwealth.  Synonym: Solomons.






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"Solomon Islands" Quotes from Famous Books



... stands to say that this was that embattled islet in the Parrett where King Alfred held his last fort against the foreign invaders, in that war that nearly washed us as far from civilization as the Solomon Islands. Here he defended the island called Athelney as he afterwards did his best to defend the island called England. For the hero always defends an island, a thing beleaguered and surrounded, like the Troy of Hector. And the highest and largest humanitarian can only rise to defending ...
— Alarms and Discursions • G. K. Chesterton

... direction. In placing this emphasis on the Battle of Midway, I am not unmindful of other successful actions in the Pacific, in the air and on land and afloat—especially those on the Coral Sea and New Guinea and in the Solomon Islands. But these actions were essentially defensive. They were part of the delaying strategy that characterized ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... Ourals, the Himalayas, and Central Asian chains, is very striking. Indeed, the Pacific Ocean is encircled, as Ritter has pointed out, by a ring of fire. Beginning with New Zealand, we have the Volcanoes of Tongariro, Whakaii, etc.; thence the circle passes through the Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Timor, Flores, Sumbava, Lombock, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines, Japan, the Aleutian Islands, along the Rocky Mountains, Mexico, Peru, and Chili, to Tierra del Fuego, and, in the far south, to the two ...
— The Beauties of Nature - and the Wonders of the World We Live In • Sir John Lubbock



Words linked to "Solomon Islands" :   archipelago, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, country, Solomons, state, land, Honiara, Melanesia



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