Scripts Сахалин(Russian) 樺太(Japanese Kanji) サハリン(Japanese Katakana) 库页, 庫頁(Chinese)
Other Forms FormsSaghalien
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.