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- In Spanish Is·las Ca·na·ri·as (ēsˈläs kä-näˈrē-äs)Canary Islands A group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa. The Canaries have been part of Spain since 1479 and are a major tourist center.
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- proper n. An archipelago off the coast of north-western Africa, near Morocco and belonging to Spain.
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- n. a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces
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The Canary Islands are a volcanic archipelago rising up to 3,700 meters (m).
The primitive populations of the Canary Islands were the Guanches, a white race, vigorous, of high stature, fair-haired and blue-eyed, and leading mostly a pastoral life.
The number reaching the Canary Islands was the lowest in a decade, he said.
Sea-bathing and swimming are assured at this time of year if the Canary Islands is our destination.
Vigo, a port in the Spanish region of Galicia, and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands are the main European centres for the fin trade.
There's nobody in the computer industry whose name is as often and inconsistently misspelled.) [via Canary song: connecting islands: Alejandro Camara Acevedo wrote in noting that a 70.5 kilometer (km) link was just established on Aug. 3 between Tenerife and Gran Canaria i the Canary Islands, which is part of Spain.
We're somewhere over the Canary Islands, can't get that Canary in a Coal-Mine song out of my pounding head as he pounds me from behind.
Families from as far afield as the Canary Islands and Croatia raised vast groves of oranges and satsumas and plied the marshes for oysters, crabs and shrimp.
Half the old friends I want to meet up with are abroad: in the European parliament, in Paris, on the Canary Islands.
The conservative, pro-bullfighting newspaper El Mundo ran an analysis by an economist lamenting that the city will lose money by banning bullfighting that is permitted in all other regions of Spain except in the Canary Islands, where it was prohibited in 1991.