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People may be familiar with Polynesia ("many islands"), Micronesia ("small islands"), and Indonesia ("islands of the Indies"). Relatively few are familiar with Macaronesia ("islands of the fortunate") and may even assume it is a typo for Macronesia (which doesn't exist). Macaronesia, as this Reddit map shows, refers to the island archipelagos to the west of southern Europe and northern Africa, including the Azores, the Canary Islands, Madeira, and Cape Verde. www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/b6iuhu/macaronesia_800x1052/
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