What is another word for British Isles?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈɪtɪʃ ˈa͡ɪə͡lz] (IPA)

The term "British Isles" has been used for centuries to refer to the islands comprising of Great Britain, Ireland, and the myriad of smaller islands surrounding them. However, the terminology has become a subject of controversy and political sensitivity, particularly when discussing Ireland's relationship with Great Britain. Due to these sensitivities, alternative terms have emerged in recent years, such as the "Atlantic Archipelago," "British-Irish Isles," or simply "the Isles." The term "British Isles" is still widely used in academic and historical contexts but has become somewhat problematic in political discourse. Therefore, it is essential to be mindful of the context in which you use the term and opt for alternative terms when necessary.

What are the hypernyms for British isles?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with British isles

  • Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't.
    Stephen Leacock
  • When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England.
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  • When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.
    Terri Windling
  • The multicultural lobby has little respect for the history of Australia between 1788 and 1950. In the eyes of multicultural supporters, Australia was a desert between 1788 and 1950 because it was populated largely by people from the British Isles and because it seemed to have a cultural unity, a homogeneity which is the very antithesis of multiculturalism.
    Geoffrey Blainey
  • The convict system in essence was a form of compulsory, assisted migration. It eased the problems created by Australia's distance from Britain. Without it relatively few people from the British Isles would have made the costly journey across the world in Australia's first half century.
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