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Archipelago (Greek, “chief sea”), name originally applied to the Aegean Sea, which is studded with many small islands; by extension, any space of water interspersed with islands or the group of islands itself. The greatest archipelago is the 3,200-mile (5,100-km) crescent of more than 3,000 islands that form Indonesia.

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