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Shetland Islands, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishShetland Islands, thethe Shetland IslandsShet‧land Is‧lands, the /ˌʃetlənd ˈaɪləndz/ (also Shetland, the Shetlands) 🔊 🔊 a group of about 100 small islands off the north coast of Scotland, further north than the Orkneys. The main industries of the islands are fishing, farming, producing woollen clothes, and, more recently, handling the oil which is taken from nearby areas of the North Sea. People from the Shetland Islands are called Shetlanders.
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