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English to Greek translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Geography / popular name
English term or phrase:Garden Island
Garden Island is not the real name of, but a nickname for a few islands around the world, because the island has lush vegetation, and lots of flowers. Such islands are Kauai in Hawaii, Huahine Island in Tahiti, Taveuni Island in Fiji, Jersey among the Channel Islands. I have two questions:
1. How would you translate this island nickname into Greek?
2. Is there any island in Greek speaking territory (even in a lake) that has the nickname (in Greek of course) Garden Island?
Explanation: Well, I don't think in Greek there is exactly a "nickname". What I found for Kauai you mentioned and for instance Madeira, is "νησί των λουλουδιών", "island of flowers". Googling for νησί των λουλουδιών you also get hits for the Greek islands of Zakynthos and Chios. But for those 2 and a lot of other Greek islands you get plenty of hits where they are called "the green island" (το πράσινο νησί).
Maria Ferstl Malta Local time: 03:24 Native speaker of: German