Pronunciation: (sak'u-lēn"; Russ. su-khu-lyēn'), [key]
an island of the Russian Federation in the Sea of Okhotsk, N of Japan: formerly (1905-45) divided between the Soviet Union and Japan. 685,000; 29,100 sq. mi. (75,369 sq. km). Japanese, Karafuto. .
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