The British Isles are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and over six thousand smaller islands. There are two sovereign states located on the islands: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom) and Ireland (also described as the Republic of Ireland). The British Isles also include three dependencies of the United Kingdom: the Isle of Man and, by tradition, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands, although the latter are not physically a part of the island group.
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ඉංග්රීසි: British Isles
ප්රංශ: Îles Britanniques
අයිරිෂ්: Oileáin Iarthair Eorpa, Na hOileáin Bhriotanacha or Éire agus an Bhreatain Mhór
මැන්ක්ස්: Ny h-Ellanyn Goaldagh
ස්කොට්ලන්ත කඳුකර: Eileanan Bhreatainn
වේල්ස: Ynysoedd Prydain
|සම්පූර්ණ දූපත් සංඛ්යාව||6,000+|
|ප්රධාන දූපත්||මහා බ්රිතාන්යය සහ අයර්ලන්තය|
|භූමි ප්රමාණය||315,134 කිමී2 (121,673.9 වර්ග සැත)|
|ඉහළම උන්නතාංශය||1,344 මී (4,409 අඩි)|
|උසම ස්ථානය||බෙන් නෙවිස්|
|විශාලතම ජනාවාසය||සාන්ත පීටර් වරාය නගරය|
|විශාලතම ජනාවාසය||සාන්ත හෙලියර්|
|ජන කොට්ඨාස||British, Channel Islanders, Cornish, English, English Gypsies, Irish, Irish Travellers, Kale, Manx, Scottish, Ulster-Scots, Welsh|
1 These are the official languages of the eight jurisdictions within the British Isles. Other languages are spoken, including several other native languages and dialects that have regional or special status.
- CollinsHapper Pocket Irish Dictionary, ISBN 0-00-470765-6,
Na hOileáin Bhriotanacha
Dineen, Patrick (1927), Foclóir Gaeilge Béarla, Irish-English Dictionary, Dublin,
Oileáin Iarthair Eorpa
focail.ie, Foras na Gaeilge, 2006 http://www.focal.ie/Search.aspx?term=the%20British%20Isles&lang=1,
Éire agus an Bhreatain MhórMissing or empty
- Office of The President of Tynwald (PDF) http://www.tynwald.org.im/papers/press/2008/pr33.pdf Missing or empty
- University of Glasgow Department of Celtic http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/celtic/duilleagangidhlig/ Missing or empty
- Thernstrom, Stephan (1980), Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, p. 243, ISBN 0674375122,
Both geographic and historical factors distinguish the Cornish as an ethnic group.
- "British Isles," Encyclopædia Britannica
- The diplomatic and constitutional name of the Irish state is simply Ireland. For disambiguation purposes, Republic of Ireland is often used although technically not the name of the state but, according to the Republic of Ireland Act 1948, the state "may be described" as so.
- Oxford English Dictionary: "British Isles: a geographical term for the islands comparing Great Britain and Ireland with all their offshore islands including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands."
- Alan, Lew; Colin, Hall; Dallen, Timothy (2008). World Geography of Travel and Tourism: A Regional Approach. Oxford: Elsevier. ISBN 9780750679787. "The British Isles comprise more than 6,000 islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe, including the countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. The group also includes the United Kingdom crown dependencies of the Isle of Man, and by tradition, the Channel Islands (the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey), even though these islands are strictly speaking an archipelago immediately off the coast of Normandy (France) rather than part of the British Isles."