n. group of closely located islands
n. a large group of islands; a sea, containing a large number of scattered islands
When I looked at the map and saw the archipelago in the South Seas, I longed to visit them.
Given the heavy damage inflicted on many islands in the archipelago nation, it is not surprising that conflicting reports and erroneous information have occasionally found their way into the reporting chain.
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She has explored seas and archipelagoes which had no chart, where no Cook or Vancouver had ever sailed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context