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Bonin, a volcanic group of islands, of 32 square miles in area, in the Pacific ocean, about 700 miles S.S.E. of Japan; lat. 26° to 27° N.; long. 155° to 159° E. They were discovered in 1639, and taken possession of for England in 1827, but in 1878 the Japanese government successfully claimed the sovereignty.