In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- From the air the tiny islets of Funafuti atoll appear as a broken pearl necklace scattered on the blue throat of the tropical sea.
- These include the idyllic Cairns of Coll, a string of rocky islets some distance from the island of the same name.
- The most charming of the islets is probably the Fairy Island in the center, which boasts a scenic panorama that voyagers can enjoy from the slow-moving boat.
- Besides this, there are several small islands or islets surrounding Corinth: Kechries, Lechaio, Isthmia, Ancient Corinth, and Examilia.
- The mainland of Mauritius is surrounded by a number of islets, some of which are close to the coast and others far away.
- Central Stockholm is itself a maze of islands; the Parliament building has an islet of its own.
- Buffumville Lake surrounds this white-pine-forested islet, which is equipped only with a picnic table, a fire pit and an outhouse.
- The group of uninhabited islets about 180 km north of Taiwan are claimed by Taiwan, China and Japan.
- Singapore, the island city, has 63 islets around it.
- They nest on islands in Grays Harbor and on rocky islets along the outer coast.
- An atoll usually consists of a string of closely spaced coral islets separated by narrow channels of water.
- He said the idea of growing coral around the islets is a new one.
- Vicious rocks surrounded the tiny islet, and a beached ship lay on its side in the deep sands, torn by wave and water.
- Two days later we are building a small driftwood fire on a tiny islet in the Barrier Islands a mile out into the open North Pacific.
- The ferry carrying more than 500 passengers sank after hitting a rocky islet, killing at least 64 people.
- In the distance is a very small islet with a tree on it.
- The palm-fringed emerald islets are surrounded by vast expanses of water.
- Plans to build a house on an uninhabited islet off the south of Sanday were turned down by islands' councillors on Thursday morning.
- A huge oil spill was discovered in the waters surrounding Pramuka and Panggang islets last week.
- North Korea has maintained that the islets belong to the Korean people.
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