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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.
Antony Gormley

Meaning of "the South Island" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE SOUTH ISLAND

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE SOUTH ISLAND

the Smoke
the sniffles
the snuffles
the soil
the Solent
the Song of Solomon
the Soo Canals
the Sorbonne
the Sound
the south
the Southeast
the Southwest
the Spanish
the Sphinx
the Spirit
the spiritual
the spotlight
the squits
the stage
the Stannaries

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE 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
South Island
Staten Island
Vancouver Island
Wake Island

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the South Island» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE SOUTH ISLAND

Find out the translation of the South Island to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the 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 «the South Island» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

南岛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la Isla del Sur
570 millions of speakers

English

the 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

l´île du Sud
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pulau Selatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die Südinsel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

南島
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남섬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing 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 आयलंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Güney Adası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

l´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

το Νότιο Νησί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die Suid-Eiland
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sydön
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sørøya
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the South Island

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE SOUTH ISLAND»

The term «the South Island» is very widely used and occupies the 9.833 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE SOUTH ISLAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the South Island

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3 QUOTES WITH «THE SOUTH ISLAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the 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.
3
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE SOUTH ISLAND»

Discover the use of the South Island in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the South Island and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Zealand's South Island
Remote, rainy and thinly populated – maybe so – but Te Wai Pounamu (The Waters of Greenstone – the Maori name for the South Island) delivers more than its fair share of eye-popping panoramas and heart-pumping outdoor activities, not to ...
‎2010
2
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
3
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
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Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands
Alps run almost the length of the South Island with New Zealand's highest peak, Mt. Cook (12,349 feet), midway along the chain. There are 16 mountains of more than 9,840 feet. In keeping with this great alpine system is a network of glaciers, ...
Earl R. Hinz, 1999
5
Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues
The southern half of the east coast of the South Island can be divided into three areas; Pegasus Bay, the Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary (including Akaroa Harbour) and Timaru - Oamaru. Traditionally, this area has been subject  ...
Nick Gales, Mark Hindell, Roger Kirkwood, 2003
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Tramping in New Zealand
The Fiordland crested penguin (tawaki) lives around the South Island's southwest coast and on Stewart Island. Believed to be the world's rarest species of penguin, it is timid and identifiable by its broad yellow crest. Although seen as far north ...
Jim DuFresne, 2006
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Exhumation Associated with Continental Strike-slip Fault Systems
A previously defined slab edge (Anderson and Webb, 1994) is shown by the lighter dashed line cutting across the South Island. (B) Schematic outlining procedure used to define the equivalent “flat- slab” extent of the subducted Pacific plate.
Alison B. Till, 2007
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Intraplate Volcanism in Eastern Australia and New Zealand
(2) Intraplate volcanic areas are widespread in the South Island of New Zealand and are mainly on the Pacific plate (Fig. 1.1.8). The largest volcanic centres are on the southeastern coast — on Banks Peninsula and in the Dunedin area — and ...
R. Wally Johnson, Jan Knutson, Stuart Ross Taylor, 1989
9
Exploring the Earth's Crust: History and Results of ...
... southern summer was an integrated onshore and onshore-offshore seismic- refraction and wide-angle reflection experiment, carried out across the South Island and extending ~200 km offshore (Fig. 9.7.1-15) and named SIGHT (South  ...
C. Prodehl, Walter D. Mooney, 2012
10
New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural ...
In the South Island (Fig. 11), this difference is markedly larger: 9-13 percentage points for Olsen P values <20. However, the difference between the 2 methods is much lower for the 80% LCB: 2-4 percentage units in the South Island and 1-2 ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE SOUTH ISLAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the South Island is used in the context of the following news items.
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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»
2
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»
3
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»
4
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»
5
Drought declared in South Island
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has officially declared drought conditions on the east coast of the South Island as being a "medium-scale adverse event". «New Zealand Herald, Feb 15»
6
'Explosive' fire risk for South Island
The fire risk across the South Island is "explosive", the Department of Conservation says, as ground crews launched another onslaught against a large scrub fire ... «New Zealand Herald, Jan 15»
7
Cyclone Lusi to hit South Island by morning
Northern New Zealand is expecting sunshine by Tuesday as Lusi moves away, bound to hit the top of the South Island by morning. But heavy rain warnings ... «3News NZ, Mar 14»
8
Maori names for North and South Islands approved
The original names are Te Ika a Maui, meaning the fish of Maui, for the North Island, and Te Wai Pounamu, the waters of greenstone, for the South Island. «Radio New Zealand, Oct 13»
9
Severe quake rocks North and South Island
Aftershocks are continuing to shake Wellington and the top of the South Island after a 6.5 magnitude quake just after 5pm today. The big tremor has been ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 13»
10
Kiwifruit disease found in South Island
The kiwifruit bacteria PSA has been found in kiwifruit orchards in the South Island and eradication is looking increasingly unlikely, Biosecurity Minister David ... «Stuff.co.nz, Nov 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. The South Island [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-south-island>. Jun 2021 ».
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