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Type Political Subdivision & Island
Scripts Сахалин(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /sə.xɐ.ˈlʲin/(Russian) /ˌsæ.kə.ˈliːn/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from Manchu ᠰᠠᡥᠠᠯᡳᠶᠠᠨ (sahaliyan) meaning "black", itself most likely from the expression ᠰᠠᡥᠠᠯᡳᠶᠠᠨ ᡠᠯᠠ ᠠᡢᡤᠠ ᡥᠠᡩ᠋ᠠ (sahaliyan ula angga hada) meaning "island (peak) at the mouth of the Amur River". This is the name of an oblast of Russia as well as an island in the Russian Far East.
Added 5/17/2016 by HL
Edited 9/26/2021 by HL and Mike C