from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island group of eastern Indonesia in the southern Pacific Ocean off the northern coast of New Guinea.
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Early one morning five large canoes appeared in the offing -- evidently having come from the Schouten Islands group, about ten miles to the eastward.
Schouten Islands situated upon the Coast of Guinea but much farther to the west, and finally the Cape Goede-Hoep, which appears to be
The Schouten Islands, the Creek of the Attack (the place where D'Urville had to withstand an onset of savages), Humboldt Bay,
The chief groups on the north and east are the Schouten Islands (at the entrance to Geelvink Bay), the Admiralty Islands, and Bismarck Archipelago (of which New