Groote Eylandt

Groote Eylandt (grōt Īˈlənd) [key] [Du., = large island], 950 sq mi (2,461 sq km), Northern Territory, N Australia. It is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and part of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. Manganese ore is mined there.

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