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In less than a decade it had conquered almost the entire peninsula. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now it came home on the Italian peninsula. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)He secured the backing of powerful patrons and was soon in demand throughout the Italian peninsula. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)The postwar partition of the Korean peninsula has been the scene of scarcely conceivable humanitarian catastrophe. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The civil war of the early 1950s killed millions as it raced back and forth along the narrow peninsula. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For this rugged land of remote mountains and grinding poverty on the Arabian peninsula has long been seen as a potential terror haven. The Sun (2009)After centuries of isolation, the Arabian peninsula was suddenly connected to the outside world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Throughout the history of western culture, the art of the Italian peninsula looms large. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Germans by then had established a strong defensive line across the Italian peninsula. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The two Pacific giants remain at odds on many security issues but both want to avoid a crisis on the Korean peninsula. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is said that the first mobile phone network in the Arabian peninsula was for the exclusive use of the Saudi royal family. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The use of bangers and fireworks to welcome in the new year being suspended by more than 850 towns and cities on the Italian peninsula. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'peninsula'
British English: peninsula /pɪˈnɪnsjʊlə/ NOUN
A peninsula is a long narrow piece of land that is joined at one part to the mainland and is almost completely surrounded by water.
...I walked round the entire peninsula.
- American English: peninsula
- Arabic: شِبَهُ الـْجَزِيرَةِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: península
- Chinese: 半岛
- Croatian: poluotok
- Czech: poloostrov
- Danish: halvø
- Dutch: schiereiland
- European Spanish: península
- Finnish: niemimaa
- French: péninsule
- German: Halbinsel
- Greek: χερσόνησος
- Italian: penisola
- Japanese: 半島
- Korean: 반도
- Norwegian: halvøy
- Polish: półwysep
- European Portuguese: península
- Romanian: peninsulă
- Russian: полуостров
- Spanish: península
- Swedish: halvö
- Thai: คาบสมุทร
- Turkish: yarımada
- Ukrainian: півострів
- Vietnamese: bán đảo
Definition of peninsula from the Collins English Dictionary
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