Definitions

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  • n. An area of land occupying part or half of an island.
  • n. A piece of land which is "halfway" an island; a byland; peninsula.

Etymologies

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From half- +‎ island. Compare German Halbinsel ("peninsula", literally "half-island"), Latin paeninsula ("peninsula", literally "almost-island").

Examples

  • He was preparing to move back to his native Australia, then to East Timor, a half-island nation still healing from a brutal separation from Indonesia.

    Spellbound

  • In his extraordinary career, Sergio -- my friend for more than 20 years -- worked in an astonishing collection of dangerous spots, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lebanon, Bosnia, Rwanda, Congo, Mozambique and East Timor, where his experience in guiding a war-torn half-island to independence had direct relevance to the challenges in Iraq.

    The U.N.'S Day Of Reckoning

  • Indonesia withdrew its troops from the small half-island last

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The vote is to determine whether the half-island territory, under Jakarta's rule for the past 24 years, will remain part of

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • East Timor blasts Australia for failing to help with patrol boats EAST Timor's defence chief has blasted Australia for its tardy response in helping the half-island state develop a patrol boat fleet to tackle people-smuggling.

    The Australian | News |

  • East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta says Indonesia still needs to apologise over its brutal occupation of the half-island even if relations between the neighbours have improved.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Woodside had preferred a floating platform for processing the natural gas while East Timor wanted it piped to the half-island nation for processing on land.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Pundits, humanitarian organizations, and even the Haitian government haven't fully assessed the devastation on the earthquake-shattered half-island.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • The impoverished half-island state is one of Asia's poorest, with few developed natural resources and almost no industry.

    Energy Tribune

  • Dili, November 28: East Timor should form its anti-corruption commission soon to support the economy and maintain people's trust in the half-island nation, President Jose

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