British Isles

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British Isles Group of islands off the nw coast of Europe, made up of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. It also includes the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea (a self-governing island but part of the United Kingdom); and the Channel Islands in the English Channel (a self-governing crown dependency).

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British Isles: see Great Britain; Ireland.

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BRITISH ISLES

This entry includes four subentries:
England
Ireland
Scotland
Wales