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Definitions

  1. The British Isles is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Continental Europe.
  2. British Isles: A group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe comprising Great Britain, Ireland, and adjacent smaller islands.
  3. The British Isles is a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Continental Europe. (Web site)
  4. British Isles is a geographical term for Great Britain, Ireland, and the surrounding islands.
  5. As mentioned above, the term "British Isles" is controversial in relation to Ireland.

British Isles

  1. Great Britain refers to the largest of the British Isles. (Web site)
  2. Both exist in effect as shared British-Irish institutions and are referred to as "British Isles" institutions.
  3. Great Britain and Ireland, or variants like "Britain and Ireland" or "The UK and Ireland" are sometimes used as alternatives to the term British Isles.
  4. Political terms The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a sovereign state occupying much of the British Isles.
  5. Geographical terms The British Isles is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and many smaller surrounding islands. (Web site)

Isle

  1. Their lands within the British Isles were part of extensive holdings across north-Western Europe held within a feudal framework.
  2. The British Isles lie at the juncture of several regions with past episodes of tectonic mountain building. (Web site)
  3. Prospect. An interactive geological map of the British Isles.
  4. Bowls is also an example of a sport that continues to have a British Isles championship.
  5. A number of sports are popular throughout the British Isles, the most prominent of which is football. (Web site)

Ireland

  1. The Vikings arrived in the British Isles in the 790's with raids on Lindisfarne, Iona, and the west of Ireland.
  2. That Ireland is a part of the geographical "British Isles" in no way implies that all of the island is politically British.
  3. Usage is not consistent as to whether the Channel Islands are included [in the British Isles] - geographically they should not be, politically they should.
  4. See British Isles naming dispute for details of the conflict over use of this term.
  5. This article is about the various geographical and political terminology relating to the states, islands, countries and nations of the British Isles .

Refer

  1. It was their presence which made Greeks like Ptolemy and Pytheas refer to the British Isles as "the Pretanic Isles".
  2. The Irish Government has recently ruled that it is incorrect to refer to Ireland as one of the British Isles.

Irish

  1. This team was formerly known as The British Isles or colloquially as "The British Lions", but was renamed as "The British and Irish Lions" in 2001.
  2. A spokesman for the Irish Embassy in London said: ---The British Isles has a dated ring to it, as if we are still part of the Empire. (Web site)
  3. Their lands within the British Isles were part of extensive holdings across north-Western Europe held within a feudal framework.
  4. Pubs and beer are an important part of social life in all parts of the British Isles.
  5. Wales's location relative to most of the British Isles (other parts of the UK shown on the map are in pink).

Great Britain

  1. Great Britain is the largest island of the British Isles.
  2. The Vikings arrived in the British Isles in the 790's with raids on Lindisfarne, Iona, and the west of Ireland.
  3. The British Isles lie at the juncture of several regions with past episodes of tectonic mountain building. (Web site)
  4. Great Britain refers to the largest of the British Isles.
  5. This team was formerly known as The British Isles or colloquially as "The British Lions", but was renamed as "The British and Irish Lions" in 2001.

England

  1. The demographics of the British Isles show dense population in England, which accounts for almost 80% of the total population of the region. (Web site)
  2. The Norman Conquest of 1066 first brought England under Norman rule then extended their influence over the rest of the British Isles[ citation needed].

Kingdom

  1. The diagram on the right gives an indication of the evolution of kingdoms in the British Isles. (Web site)
  2. The Isle of Man is a self-governing kingdom in the British Isles, centrally located in the Irish Sea.

Gaelic

  1. The Manx Gaelic language is a Goidelic Celtic language and is one of a number of insular Celtic languages spoken in the British Isles.
  2. The Celtic languages in the region --- Cornish, Irish, Scots Gaelic and Welsh each have names for the various subdivisions of the British Isles. (Web site)

English

  1. Orcadians are descended from the very earliest English inhabitants of the British Isles.
  2. He was defeated in 1651 and the result was that the entire British Isles were brought under the English parliamentary army. (Web site)
  3. Note: Figure for English is for whole of the British Isles and includes native speakers only. (Web site)
  4. The earliest quotation of "British Isles" given by the authoritative Oxford English Dictionary is in 1621.
  5. In Irish, the term Oile--in Bhriotanacha is attested as a version of the English term 'British Isles'.

Used

  1. The demographics of the British Isles show dense population in England, which accounts for almost 80% of the total population of the region. (Web site)
  2. This article is about the various geographical and political terminology relating to the states, islands, countries and nations of the British Isles .
  3. -The British Isles- is a geographical entity, not a political one.
  4. The Manx Gaelic language is a Goidelic Celtic language and is one of a number of insular Celtic languages spoken in the British Isles.
  5. While the term British Isles is still widely used, it is therefore a potential source of confusion or offence (see 'Problems with Modern Usage' below). (Web site)

Political

  1. James, and his son, Charles I, favoured political and religious centralisation and uniformity throughout the British Isles.
  2. Islands of the North Atlantic = a suggested replacement term for the British Isles, without the same political connotations. (Web site)
  3. Due to possible political confusions, it is a disputed term, see British Isles. (Web site)

Maps

  1. However, many later cartographers simply copied Ptolomy---s work without copying his methods") ^ a b British Isles Old Maps.
  2. The world atlas has a section of 31 pages with maps and information, all of which show Ireland under the heading of the British Isles.

Term

  1. The Irish government is opposed to the term "British Isles" and says that it "would discourage its usage".
  2. Contemporary usage of the term "The British Isles" is often inconsistent and confusing.

Celtic

  1. This is a very old word which came to the British Isles and Brittany from Celtic Gual. (Web site)
  2. An annoyance for many Scots is an occasional tendency for "England" to be used when referring to Britain or the British Isles. (Web site)
  3. The Celtic languages in the region --- Cornish, Irish, Scots Gaelic and Welsh each have names for the various subdivisions of the British Isles. (Web site)

Roman

  1. However, Ireland was never under Roman control (not even close) so Ireland was never one of the British Isles.
  2. Brittannia or Britt----nia was the name used by the Romans from the 1st century BC for the British Isles taken together.
  3. The Norman Conquest of 1066 first brought England under Norman rule then extended their influence over the rest of the British Isles.
  4. In the British Isles, the Iron Age lasted from about the 7th century BC until the Roman conquest and until the 5th century in non-Romanised parts. (Web site)

Sport

  1. Bowls is also an example of a sport that continues to have a British Isles championship.
  2. A number of sports are popular throughout the British Isles, the most prominent of which is association football.

Naming

  1. See British Isles naming dispute for details of the conflict over use of this term. (Web site)
  2. It has been suggested that British Isles naming dispute be merged into this article or section. (Web site)

Referred

  1. Origin of the term 'British Isles' The geographical archipelago has been referred to by a single term for over two thousand years. (Web site)
  2. During medieval times, the British Isles were referred to as Britannia major and Britannia minor (as in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae). (Web site)

Part

  1. They are sometimes, despite their location next to mainland France, considered part of the British Isles.
  2. Its remote position, however, means that it is open to question whether or not, geographically, it belongs to the British Isles.
  3. It also has various dependencies, one of which (the Isle of Man) is part of the British Isles.
  4. Usage is not consistent as to whether the Channel Islands are included [in the British Isles] - geographically they should not be, politically they should.

Replacement

  1. Although there is no single accepted replacement, the terms Great Britain and Ireland, The British Isles and Ireland and Britain and Ireland are all used. (Web site)
  2. Islands of the North Atlantic is another suggested replacement term for 'British Isles', without the same political connotations. (Web site)
  3. Although there is no single accepted replacement, both Great Britain and Ireland and The British Isles and Ireland are widely used.

Classical

  1. Only in modern times has British Isles entered the English language.
  2. The "British Isles" terminology of the classical geographers is found in English only in documents written after the Reformation.
  3. The name British Isles derives from terms used by classical geographers to describe the island group.

Example

  1. It was changed in February 2007 and now reads 'a small area such as the British Isles' ^ For example, see Google searches of the BBC website. (Web site)
  2. As could anyone entering a rather more ambiguous terms, such as, for example, "British Isles".

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  1. Information > Science > Geography > Regions
  2. Places > Earth > Continents > Europe
  3. Matter > Liquids > Water > Islands
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