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{{short description|A piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland.}}{{Redirect|Peninsular|the Spanish caste|Peninsulars|other uses|Peninsula (disambiguation)}}File:STS-95 Florida From Space.jpg|thumb|right|upright=1.15|FloridaFloridaA peninsula ( from ' "almost” and ' "island") is a landform surrounded by water on the majority of its border while being connected to a mainland from which it extends.BOOK, Word Histories and Mysteries: From Abracadabra to Zeus, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, 216,weblink 978-0547350271, 55746553, WEB,weblink pen·in·su·la, 2016, American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1 May 2016, WEB, Definition of peninsula, Cambridge Dictionaries Online, Cambridge University Press,weblink 1 May 2016, WEB, Definition of peninsula, Merriam-Webster Dictionary,weblink 1 May 2016, The surrounding water is usually understood to be continuous, though not necessarily named as a single body of water. Peninsulas are not always named as such; one can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point, fork, or spit.WEB,weblink List of peninsulas, 2016, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1 May 2016, A point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape.WEB,weblink Fourah Point / Fourah Point, Northern, Sierra Leone, Africa, travelingluck.com, 16 March 2018, A river which courses through a very tight meander is also sometimes said to form a "peninsula" within the (almost closed) loop of water. In English, the plural versions of peninsula are peninsulas and, less commonly, peninsulae.

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