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The term "British Isles" is used for convenience in grouping the following countries into one category: to inderstand this better see ''[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/The_National_Archives/What_Is_Britain_/Player.html What Is Britain?]'' a presentation by [http://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=4858 Audrey Collins], Records Specialist at [[England The National Archives|The National Archives]].  
 
The term "British Isles" is used for convenience in grouping the following countries into one category: to inderstand this better see ''[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/The_National_Archives/What_Is_Britain_/Player.html What Is Britain?]'' a presentation by [http://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=4858 Audrey Collins], Records Specialist at [[England The National Archives|The National Archives]].  
  
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There is disagreement over the term "the British Isles", particularly with relation to [[Ireland]]. The term is defined in dictionaries as referring to [[Great Britain]], [[Ireland]] and adjacent islands. However, the modern association between the word "British" and the [[United Kingdom]] causes the term to be regarded as inappropriate by some and can be considered irritating or offensive by others.
  
 
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The British Isles are a group of islands northwest of Europe. Not all of these islands are British.

The largest island in the group is Great Britain which consists of the nations of England, Scotland and Wales.

Ireland is the second largest island in the group and is divided between the Republic of Ireland, that is not British, and Northern Ireland which is.

The Isle of Man lies in the Irish Sea between the two main islands. The Channel Islands are British Crown Dependencies that are located to the south of Great Britain in the English Channel and are physically closer to France.

The term "British Isles" is used for convenience in grouping the following countries into one category: to inderstand this better see What Is Britain? a presentation by Audrey Collins, Records Specialist at The National Archives.

Disagreement over the term

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Wikipedia has more about this subject: British Isles naming dispute

There is disagreement over the term "the British Isles", particularly with relation to Ireland. The term is defined in dictionaries as referring to Great Britain, Ireland and adjacent islands. However, the modern association between the word "British" and the United Kingdom causes the term to be regarded as inappropriate by some and can be considered irritating or offensive by others.