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

EtymologyEdit

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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FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
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atoll m (plural atolls)

  1. atoll

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Dhivehi އބތަލ (abatala) and Maldivian atolu, via English atoll

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

  1. an atoll

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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From Dhivehi އބތަލ (abatala) and Maldivian atolu, via English atoll

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

  1. an atoll

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Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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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