Definition of Kuril Islands in US English:

Kuril Islands

(also Kurile Islands, the Kurils)

proper noun

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


Kuril Islands

/ˌk(y)o͝orəl ˈīləndz/