from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An archipelago in the Baltic Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland. Colonized in the 12th century by Swedes, the islands were ceded to Russia in 1809 and became part of Finland after World War I.
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- n. an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish control
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