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Solomon Islands   /sˈɑləmən ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Solomon Islands

noun
1.
The southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth.
2.
The northernmost islands are part of Papua New Guinea; the remainder form an independent state within the British Commonwealth.  Synonym: Solomons.






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"Solomon Islands" Quotes from Famous Books



... the trap. Trapped he was, and helpless, and the ultimate evil of life had happened to Steward, who had evidently been swallowed up by the Nothingness which had swallowed up Meringe, the Eugenie, the Solomon Islands, the Makambo, Australia, ...
— Michael, Brother of Jerry • Jack London

... when he turned in, and it was decidedly disconcerting to find that the glass had fallen. His vessel was a small one, and he was a little uneasy at the prospect of being caught by a cyclone while in the imperfectly-charted waters of the Solomon Islands. ...
— Round the World in Seven Days • Herbert Strang

... Among them is a history of the "Australische Navigatien" of Jacob le Maire and Willem Cornelisz Schouten, made in 1615 to 1617. They sailed through the Straits of Magellan, crossed the Pacific, touched at the Solomon Islands, and thence made their way round by the north of New Guinea to Java. The word Australia does not occur anywhere in the black-letter text of the narrative, and the word Australische in the phrase "Australische Navigatien," simply means southern. ...
— The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders • Ernest Scott

... Chinese aboriginal tribes, the old Germans, the Thracians and Scythians, some of the Greeks, the Lithuanians, the Basutos, the natives of Congo and other African countries, the inhabitants of New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, Fiji Islands, the Crees, Comanches, Caribs, and various other Indian tribes ...
— Primitive Love and Love-Stories • Henry Theophilus Finck

... Type: parliamentary democracy Capital: Honiara Administrative divisions: 7 provinces and 1 town*; Central, Guadalcanal, Honiara*, Isabel, Makira, Malaita, Temotu, Western Independence: 7 July 1978 (from UK; formerly British Solomon Islands) Constitution: 7 July 1978 Legal system: common law National holiday: Independence Day, 7 July (1978) Executive branch: British monarch, governor general, prime minister, Cabinet Legislative branch: unicameral National Parliament Judicial branch: High Court Leaders: Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH ...
— The 1992 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Solomon Islands" :   Bougainville, country, land, state, Honiara, Guadalcanal, archipelago, Melanesia



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