How is this narrow strip of land, attaching an island to the mainland, called?

skerry
sandie
tombolo
split
Tombolos are formed by wave re­frac­tion. As the waves near an island, they are slowed by the shallow water sur­round­ing it. These waves then refract or "bend" around the island to the opposite side as they ap­proach, sweeping sediment together from both sides.

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flagFinland
9%
0%
90%
0%
22
flagCroatia
8%
16%
75%
0%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
11%
11%
70%
5%
17
flagItaly
9%
22%
64%
3%
53
flagIndia
13%
19%
52%
15%
73
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
27%
48%
5%
204
flagthe United States
17%
18%
46%
17%
294
flagthe Philippines
18%
9%
45%
27%
11
flagAustralia
17%
4%
43%
34%
23
flagFrance
7%
28%
42%
21%
14
flagPoland
24%
29%
41%
3%
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flagthe Netherlands
25%
25%
41%
6%
31
flagGermany
25%
30%
40%
2%
105
flagNorway
26%
33%
40%
0%
15
flagPakistan
9%
18%
36%
36%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
35%
35%
0%
14
flagSweden
42%
21%
28%
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14
flagCanada
19%
23%
23%
33%
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flagSpain
41%
8%
16%
25%
12
flagUnknown
39%
34%
13%
13%
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Gender

men40%
women40%
skerry
27%
26%
sandie
28%
28%
tombolo
40%
40%
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3%
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