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The Humpback Trail on New Zealand's South Island is really beautiful. It is a 70 km walk over about four days and is fairly arduous. You go through prehistoric forest and up to the top of Humpback Mountain, where there are amazing views down to the Tasman Sea.
Toby Stephens

Meaning of "South Island" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOUTH ISLAND

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOUTH ISLAND

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South Island is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SOUTH ISLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

South Island

South Island

The South Island or Te Waipounamu is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island covers 150,437 square kilometres and is influenced by a temperate climate. As it has a 33% larger landmass than the North Island it is often known as the "mainland", however only 23% of New Zealand's 4.5 million inhabitants live in the South Island. In the early stages of European settlement of the country, the South Island had the majority of the European population and wealth due to the 1860s gold rushes. The North Island population overtook the South in the early 20th century, with 56% of the population living in the North in 1911, and the drift north of people and businesses continued throughout the century.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOUTH ISLAND

South China Sea
South Dakota
South Dakotan
South Devon
South Downs
South Georgia
South Georgian
South Glamorgan
South Gloucestershire
South Holland
South Korea
South Korean
South Lanarkshire
South Moluccas
South Orkney Islands
South Ossetia
South Ossetian Autonomous Region
South Pacific
South Pole
South Saskatchewan

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOUTH ISLAND

Chatham Island
Christmas Island
Coney Island
desert island
Deutschland
Friesland
Gippsland
grassland
Howland Island
island
Long Island
Norfolk Island
North Island
Pitcairn Island
Prince Edward Island
Queensland
Rhode Island
Staten Island
the South Island
Vancouver Island
Wake Island

Synonyms and antonyms of South Island in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «South Island» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOUTH ISLAND

Find out the translation of South Island to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of South Island from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «South Island» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

南岛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Isla del Sur
570 millions of speakers

English

South Island
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दक्षिण द्वीप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجزيرة الجنوبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Южный остров
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Ilha do Sul
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দক্ষিণ দ্বীপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Île du Sud
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pulau Selatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Südinsel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

南島
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남쪽 섬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pulo Kidul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Đảo Nam
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தென் தீவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दक्षिण बेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Güney Adası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Isola del Sud
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Wyspa Południowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

південний острів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Insula de Sud
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

South Island
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Suid Island
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

South Island
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

South Island
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOUTH ISLAND»

The term «South Island» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.978 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about South Island

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4 QUOTES WITH «SOUTH ISLAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word South Island.
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Eleanor Catton
I grew up on the South Island of New Zealand, in a city chosen and beloved by my parents for its proximity to the mountains - Christchurch is two hours distant from the worn saddle of Arthur's Pass, the mountain village that was and is my father's spiritual touchstone, his chapel and cathedral in the wild.
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Antony Gormley
I always like to look for adventure when I go away. I have gone on several horse adventures with my wife - from Guangxi we went up to the High Tibetan region. We also went along the Hurunui River on horseback in the South Island of New Zealand.
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Evangeline Lilly
I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island.
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Toby Stephens
The Humpback Trail on New Zealand's South Island is really beautiful. It is a 70 km walk over about four days and is fairly arduous. You go through prehistoric forest and up to the top of Humpback Mountain, where there are amazing views down to the Tasman Sea.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOUTH ISLAND»

Discover the use of South Island in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to South Island and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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South Island Trout Fishing Guide
With the South Island Trout Fishing Guide, you will discover all the tips and techniques you need for a successful trip to the world-renowned waters of this anglers' paradise.
John Kent, 2009
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New Zealand's South Island
FAST FACTS Population: NZ 4.4 million; South Island 1 million Area: NZ 268,680 sq km; South Island 151,215 sq km NZ GDP growth: -1% (2009) NZ inflation: 2% NZ unemployment: 6.5% NZ life expectancy: men 78, women 82, tuatara (native ...
‎2010
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Southern Exposure: A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New ...
Experience the full power and beauty of the wild seas off the largely uninhabited coast of New Zealand's South Island. Southern Exposure is the firsthand account of how Chris Duff accomplished what only one man had done before.
Chris Duff, 2003
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Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island
Inside Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and ...
Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Sarah Bennett, 2012
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Brown Trout Heaven: Fly-Fishing New Zealand's South Island
All this is illustrated with nearly 200 full-colour photographs throughout.
Graeme Marshall, Jana Bowler, Rob Bowler, 2004
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A Continental Plate Boundary: Tectonics at South Island, New ...
This volume will prove invaluable for seismologists, tectonophysicists, geodesists and potential-field geophysicists, geologists, geodynamicists, and students of the deformation of tectonic plates.
David Okaya, Tim Stern, Fred Davey, 2013
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Trout Fishing: A Guide to New Zealand's South Island
Discover the challenge of the South Island's large wild brown trout and rainbows with this comprehensive guide.
Tony Busch, 2003
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The Beauty of New Zealand's South Island
While all of New Zealand has so much to offer tourists and visitors, it is the South Island in particular that boasts the unspoilt beauty and grandeur for which the country is world renowned and which is caught in its prime by photographer ...
Warren Jacobs, Jill Worrall, 2007
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Wild rivers: discovering the natural history of the Central ...
Numerous colour photographs and narrative descriptions create a portrait of the geography of the Central South Island.
Neville Peat, Brian Patrick, 2001
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4WD South Island: 107 Off Road Adventures
This is a completely revised edition of the original South Island off-road guidebook, 4WD South Island: 77 Off Road Adventures, which hit the bookshops in 1996.
Ken Sibly, Mark Wilson, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOUTH ISLAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term South Island is used in the context of the following news items.
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Snowfalls, icy weather in both North and South Islands
Wrap up well. The polar blast that has caused major disruption in Southland and Otago was gripping both the South Island and the North Island by Tuesday ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
2
Aurora stuns in South Island
Photographers have been out in the bitter cold taking pictures of the phenomenon, which was especially visible in the South Island. Fairlie-based photographer ... «Waikato Times, Jun 15»
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South Island wakes to record freeze
MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassy said the coldest place in the South Island overnight was Pukaki aerodrome near Twizel which reached a bone chilling ... «Radio New Zealand, Jun 15»
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Big storm hits the South Island
Heavy snowfalls from a large storm have shut down major routes throughout the central South Island. Inland roads, including Lindis Pass to Burkes Pass, and ... «The Southland Times, Jun 15»
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Snow, weather warnings for South Island
MetService has issued weather warnings for most parts of the country today, with a cold southeast flow bringing snow to parts of the lower South Island and ... «3News NZ, May 15»
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Earthquake rattles New Zealand's South Island: USGS
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit the near the New Zealand South Island resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka, the U.S. Geological Survey said on ... «Channel News Asia, May 15»
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'Buildings sway' as 'severe' 6.2 quake strikes top of South Island
The quake struck at a depth of 50km, 35km south-east of St Arnaud, at 3.36pm. It was classified as "severe" by GeoNet, the highest intensity available. «TVNZ, Apr 15»
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Snow sweeps across southern South Island
With the polar blast that hit the south island came the first snow fall of 2015 to Porters Ski. The resort is in the process of installing new ski lifts for the upcoming ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
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Highlanders beat Crusaders in Super Rugby clash to end South
The Highlanders went down in the previous six editions of the South Island derby but a purple patch either side of half-time sealed victory, fighting back after ... «ABC Online, Apr 15»
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Rare 500-pound leatherback sea turtle rescued from remote beach …
A leatherback sea turtle weighing about 500 pounds was found Saturday stranded in the surf on South Island, near Georgetown. Provided/South Carolina ... «Charleston Post Courier, Mar 15»

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