An island of southeast Russia in the Sea of Okhotsk north of Hokkaido, Japan. Colonized by Russia and Japan in the 1700s and 1800s, it passed under Russian control in 1875.
(place) Island of Russia off the E coast of Siberia: formerly (1905-45) divided between Russia & Japan: c. 29,500 sq mi (76,405 sq km)
Sakhalin Sentence Examples
He then crossed the Pacific to Macao, and in July 1787 he proceeded to explore the Gulf of Tartary and the shores of Sakhalin, remaining some time at Castries Bay, so named after the French minister of marine.
The islands of Japan, not including Sakhalin, of which half is Japanese, lie between the 30th and 45th parallels.