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The second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu.  Synonyms: Ezo, Hokkaido.

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... Even Bering himself, hugging the Asiatic coast, had not descried the opposite shores of America, and was uncertain as to the exact position of the strait. This point was not cleared up till Cook's voyage of 1778, and even after that the Sakhalin, Yezo and Kurile waters still remained to be explored. The shores of the mainland and islands were first traced by La Perouse, who determined the insular character of Sakhalin, and ascertained the existence of a strait connecting the Japanese Sea with ...
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Words linked to "Yezo" :   japan, Sapporo, island, Japanese Islands, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japanese Archipelago

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