Definition of Shetland Islands in US English:

Shetland Islands

(also Shetland, the Shetlands)

proper noun

  • A group of about 100 islands off the north coast of Scotland, northeast of the Orkneys, that constitute the administrative region of Shetland; population 21,800 (est. 2009); chief town, Lerwick. Together with the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands became a part of Scotland in 1472.

Pronunciation

Shetland Islands

/ˈʃɛtlənd ˌaɪləndz//ˈSHetlənd ˌīləndz/