• island
  • A land mass, especially one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by water.
Abstract from DBPedia
    An island (or isle) is an isolated piece of habitat that is surrounded by a dramatically different habitat, such as water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. Sedimentary islands in the Ganges delta are called chars. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands, such as the Philippines, is referred to as an archipelago. There are two main types of islands in the sea: continental and oceanic. There are also artificial islands, which are man-made.

    島(しま)とは、世界で最も小さい大陸のオーストラリア大陸の面積より小さく、四方を海洋・湖などの水域に囲まれた陸地のことである。島嶼(とうしょ)、アイランド(英: island)ともいう。「嶼」は小島を意味する漢字である。