atoll

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English[edit]

Satellite picture of the Atafu atoll in Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean

Etymology[edit]

From Malayalam അതൊലു (atolu, reef) and Dhivehi އބތަލ (abatala), from Persian آب‌تل (āb-tal, water-hillock)

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atoll (plural atolls)

  1. A type of island consisting of a ribbon reef that nearly or entirely surrounds a lagoon and supports, in most cases, one to many islets on the reef platform. Atolls have a unique geology, so not all islands with a reef and a lagoon are atolls.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

atoll m (plural atolls)

  1. atoll

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Malé in the Maldives, built on an atoll

Etymology[edit]

From Dhivehi / Maldivian atolu, via English atoll

Noun[edit]

atoll m (definite singular atollen, indefinite plural atoller, definite plural atollene)

  1. an atoll

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Dhivehi / Maldivian atolu, via English atoll

Noun[edit]

atoll m (definite singular atollen, indefinite plural atollar, definite plural atollane)

  1. an atoll

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

atoll c

  1. atoll

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Declension of atoll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative atoll atollen atoller atollerna
Genitive atolls atollens atollers atollernas