Definition of Kuril Islands in English:

Kuril Islands

(also Kurile Islands, the Kurils)

proper noun

  • A chain of 56 islands between the Sea of Okhotsk and the North Pacific, stretching from the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula to the north-eastern corner of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. They are the subject of dispute between Russia and Japan.

Pronunciation:

Kuril Islands

/kʊˌriːl ˈʌɪlən(d)z/