Definition of 'islander'
Example sentences containing 'islander'
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The islanders of today live in a diverse and democratic society. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The handful of islanders who lived there at that time used to eat them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What mood the Pacific islanders approach the game in remains to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Britain insisted there was no need for mediation as long as the islanders wanted to remain British. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now only 2 per cent of islanders speak it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the Americans were able to make themselves understood and persuade the two islanders to go for help. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The islanders have a right to exist and to remain British for as long as they want to. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The islanders had the right to a decent life and to build their own economic future, he added. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said that he wanted to set out how clearly Britain supported the islanders right to determine their future. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most islanders want to stay British. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A creaking centre is a potential crisis when the Pacific islanders explode into life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His ambition was to discover just why a group of Pacific islanders honour our own octogenarian consort and hobby carriage driver as a minor deity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most islanders speak good English, they drive on the left and there are red post and telephone boxes. The Sun (2010)It must be horrendous for the islanders to have lived like that for the past 28 years, and long before that. The Sun (2010)It was a solution imposed from outside by the three powers, one which denied the majority of the islanders the right of union with Greece. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
Trends of 'islander'
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Translations for 'islander'
British English: islander NOUN
Islanders are people who live on an island.
The islanders endured centuries of exploitation.
Definition of islander from the Collins English Dictionary
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