Orkney-islands meaning

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An archipelago comprising about 70 islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea off the northeast coast of Scotland. Originally settled by Picts, the islands were a Norse dependency after 875 and became part of Scotland in 1472.
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Group of islands north of Scotland, constituting an administrative division of Scotland: 377 sq mi (976 sq km)
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A group of islands off north-east Scotland.
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The region of Scotland comprising these islands.
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