Sakhalin meaning

săkə-lēn, -lən, să-KHə-lyēn
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.
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(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)
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