Scripts Сахалин (Russian), 樺太 & サハリン (Japanese), 库页 & 庫頁 (Chinese)
Other Forms FormsSaghalien
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 5/17/2016
Derived from Manchu sahaliyan meaning "black". A misconception of the original Manchu word led to the present name. "Sahaliyan Ula" is also the Manchu name for the Amur River. Sakhalin Island is an island in the Far East of Russia, right above Japan.