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A peninsula (Latin: paenīnsula, "paene-": almost + "īnsula": island; also called a byland or biland) is a piece of land that is surrounded by water but connected to mainland via an isthmus.[citation needed] In many Germanic and Celtic languages and also in Hungarian, peninsulas are called "half-islands". A peninsula can also be a headland (head), cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit.[1] Note that a point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape.[2]

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